Portland, ME

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Bayley’s Camping Resort

After spending a couple of days in the Adirondacks we made our way over to coastal Maine and the place we would call home for the next week.  We didn’t want to be on the road during the busy July 4th/Canada Day long week-end so the only reservations we made prior to leaving home were for a week at Bayley’s Camping Resort just south of Portland, ME.  It’s an amazing park with everything you could ever want, 4 pools, 6 hot tubs, shuttles to the nearby beach, mini-golf, tennis, etc, plus nice roomy sites.  

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The adult only pool, hot tub and bar area

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Stocked fishing ponds, mini-golf and tent sites on the left

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Old Orchard Beach pier originally built in 1898

We spent an especially lovely afternoon exploring the Portland Headlight in Fort Williams Park at Cape Elizabeth.  The lighthouse was commissioned by President George Washington and first lighted in 1791.   There are miles of trails that wind through the park and it is extremely dog-friendly, we enjoyed it so much that we returned the next morning with Laia so she could run and enjoy the breezy, sea air. The rest of the week was spent exploring nearby peninsulas, biking and just enjoying the beautiful weather.

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Portland Headlight 

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Downtown Portland

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The wharfs of downtown Portland

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Bailey’s Island cribstone bridge built in 1927 entirely of granite slabs that are laid lengthwise and then crosswise with no cement or mortar used. 

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What a beautiful location – Morse’s Cribstone Grill (that’s a dining area at the end of the wharf)

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Harpswell Bay

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Time for reflection

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Of course no visit to the area would be complete without a visit to LL Bean.  We ended up there twice due to an unexpected blowout of Leonard’s sandals.  

 

 

 

 

3 responses to “Portland, ME

  1. Yep, you cannot leave Portland without shopping at L. L. Bean. Lovely views, particularly of the lighthouse. Is Leonard ‘reflecting’, mobile phone in hand? I’m sure you are enjoying it there. The dog days have set in – 98F here today; not enough clouds… it’s an oven.
    Where/hen is your next port’o’call?

    • sunandsandtravelers

      Leonard is indeed reflecting with coffee cup in hand not cell phone 🙂 We leave in the am for Herring Cove Provincial Park, NB. Don’t think we will have cell coverage or WiFi so it may be a few days before you hear from us.

  2. Electronic liberation. Embrace it!

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