Well, I missed a day of doing the NaBloPoMo list thing. We were out until late last night and then when we got home, the internet had gone out (not an uncommon thing here).
I didn't want to wait up for it to come back on. I think missing one day means I'm disqualified... from what, I'm not sure. Oh well, the way I look at it, I'm off the hook.
Having said that, we had a great day yesterday. It was my dad's last day in Maine, so we wanted to make it special. With the sun shining brightly, we set out for Pemaquid Lighthouse. Although it is my favorite lighthouse in Maine, somehow, we had never taken my dad there.
The wind was surprisingly light for the seashore, and the temperature was right around freezing. We dressed warmly and had the entire place to ourselves. And no, nothing was open, but we had some phenomenal kodak moments...
We were very careful as we climbed around on the rocks - thanks to the dire warning... (besides, after the Bradbury Mountain fiasco on Easter morning, we weren't taking any chances!)
Some of the shots we took had so special significance, other than the fact that the sky was just SO blue.
If you've never been to the Maine coast, Pemaquid is certainly a good place to start. And going in the winter (ok, spring, but it still feels like winter) is the definitely the time to go. We got the best parking spot in the lot and when we took photos, we didn't have to wait for anyone to get out of the way. :)
Upon driving back up through Damariscotta, we passed this sight. It brought to mind the children's saying, "Here is the church, here is the steeple..."
We then drove to Sarah's in Wiscasset, for lunch (one of my favorite places). After feasting on a slew of Lobster Rolls and Greek Salads, we browsed some of the shops in Wiscasset.
As we drove home last night, the sun was just setting. We don't always have memorable sunsets here in Maine, but when we do, I just want to stop and soak in the moment. Last night was one of those times.
This morning, we put my dad on a westbound plane and we are all quite sad. It's hard to have family so far away. So until he comes again, I have some great pics of my dad having a blast on the Maine coast.
Have a good week, friends.
Copyright © 2008 - Paulla Estes