Sunday, September 25, 2016

Day 4 - Portland, Maine and Kennebunkport

We sailed into Portland at 7 am - a beautiful entrance between many small islands.
At 8 am we went on tour - had ordered a half-day excursion to Kennebunkport, which is a historic ship yard and fishing village about 40 km (25 miles) south of Portland. We had hoped to see forests of maple trees that were beginning to be red, but unfortunately the weather had been hot lately, so most trees are still green.
We started the visit to Kennebunkport at the Dock Square at the Kennebunk River. We walked around and saw the many beautiful houses (colonial style). At 11 am we drove along the water to Walker's Point, former President George W. Bush's summer home. Unfortunately we could not stop. The flag was hoisted, so Bush was in his 'home'.

Link to pictures from Kennybunkport
or click on the image on the left.

Watch the video above from the Kennybunkport excursion.

Back to Portland where we went for a walk in the city - unfortunately, a large part of the original town with wooden houses burned and at rebuilding has made with wide roads. Back on the ship for a late lunch in the Windjammer Cafe and Cafe followed by a Cafe Latte in the Concierge Lounge.
When we left Portland we sailed a little to the south to pass the Portland Head Light (lighthouse).
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Kennebunkport Dock 
Typical colonial style house
Maple has begun to fade
Walker Point
Cafe Latte in Concierge Lounge