Mid-coast Maine

We spent 3 nights at the Camden Hills State Park, camping, hiking, and sightseeing.

Looking out towards the Rockland lighthouse, which you can walk to on this seawall.

From the top of Mt. Battie overlooking Camden harbor on Penobscot Bay

Hiking up Mt. Megunticook.

Panoramic pic from mountain top

Incredible views on this hike

 

Then, we toured this bridge which has the world’s highest bridge observation deck.



Maine Coast

Richard flew into Portland, Maine to join me for a week.  Stopped in Boothbay first.

Enjoyed a foggy evening boat ride.


Video of harbor, from the boat​​


The hotel’s herb garden.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ​


Pics from inside the lighthouse 

Great find, just outside Boothbay.

Last of the Cape

On our last day on Cape Cod, we stopped at a lovely botanical garden.  Rhododendrons were blooming, and much more.



Fun garden installations scattered about.


And a labyrinth in the woods, my favorite fun outdoor find.


Just off the Cape, we stopped in Plymouth to see the harbor, “the rock”, and Casey found a lobster.

Nantucket 

Casey and I took the ferry to Nantucket for a day of sightseeing by bicycle.  33 miles worth!  

Note:  I am using these blog posts as a way to off-load pictures from my phone. That’s why there are so many!



Fairytale Nantucket has a way with flower boxes.


First pass at this lighthouse.

Same lighthouse from the far away trail loop.

These “beach roses” were everywhere!


On to the Cape with Casey and Audrey 

Spent a few days on Cape Cod with Casey and Audrey.  Flowers everywhere and such deep colors.



Visited a lavender farm and shop.


And bicycled the 22 mile Cape Cod Rail Trail, ending near the National Seashore and Coast Guard Beach.  


French Bistro for snacks then on to Sunset near P-town where seals played for over an hour right in front of us.




Valley Forge wih Casey

My sister casey flew into Philadelphia to spend the week with me.  Our first day was spent bicycling around Valley Forge National Historic Park.  


For dinner we went to downtown.


And saw the Liberty Bell.


And got a parking ticket!

The Big Downhill

After picking up the dogs from their sitter, we did a long downhill bike ride on the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail.  Easy day!  Started at trailhead in Deal, PA and finished in Cumberland, MD.




And then we needed a little car (breaks) repair on the way to Philadelphia.