Thursday, April 19, 2012

On the Road Again...

The Inn at Tanglewood Hall - York Harbor, Maine.....our home away from home for 4 days at the end of March! LM had visited southern Maine last year and said he thought we should spend some time touring the area as he knew I would love it. Knowing how well he reads my likes and dislikes, he had to be right, thus a trip to Maine was planned. We are so happy we chose Tanglewood Hall as our base - lovely hosts, beautiful grounds and a heavenly bed!  We also loved the fact that it was a great base to walk from. 

We were so happy to find out my brother and sister would be in Maine, as well.  Pictures:  brother, Ev, nephews, John and Ian, sister, El, and my dear LM, on the bridge in Kennebunkport on the first afternoon. Below, they insisted on including moi.

Our inkeepers, Andrew and Su,  highly recommended taking a walk on the Cliff Walk, along the Atlantic, and just a short jaunt from our inn. The house above was just near the start of the walk.  Below, is the view we found at the beginning of the walk.  A spectacular day along the craggy coast of Maine.

At this point we took a right turn and began to follow the very precipitous path. LM had to help me in many spots as my knee was tested - ever the gentleman, I made it just fine.
The path was so close to the edge! 
The views were so beautiful. All private property to our right as we walked.
There were many sentinel seagulls.

There are an assortment of beautiful homes along the walk, and one owner has built a fortress, complete with cannons to hold back the hillside, but also for privacy.  Pretty humorous.

This building is an exclusive private club called "The Reading Room" 

At the end of the path is a lovely York Harbor town beach.  Beautiful soft but hard-packed sand making it a wonderful place to walk. 
Our tour will continue in a few days.......we did lots of walking and touring, interspersed with great family times, rest and meals!


Retired English Teacher said...

Now, I would call this a wonderful destination spot. I will have to remember this incase we ever go to Maine. The views are spectacular. I'm so glad you got to make this trip!

Julie said...

I love your pictures! I have an almost exact same one hanging on my corkboard at home. (Hubby and I love the cliff walk)

Looks like great weather too.


Cape Cod Kitty said...

Sally and Julie HELLO - it truly is a wonderful place to visit. The walk is breathtaking at every turn. Of course, the beautiful day made it more special, and my company as well!

Lois Evensen said...

What a lovely place to stay and tour! The walk along the sea is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

It all looks so "New England", tugs at my heartstrings to go back to my birthplace. Deep down I love everything they have to offer. How lucky you are to be able to take a nice weekend jaunt. I am envious. Your Inn is just beautiful and the walk way looks magnificient!! So glad you and LM got a chance to be by yourselves for a change!! ...debbie

Kittie Howard said...

What a gorgeous place! Hub and I have drives thru the area, paused a bit to look around a bit but have never explored the area. Hmmm, looks like we're going to have to go back.

I'm sorry I've been like a ghost *hangs head* but it's been beyond hectic. I don't know what I was thinking when I signed up for this A-Z Challenge. *sighs* We fly to LA Wed. Can't wait! More later, promise! HUGS!

judemiller1 said...

OHMIGOSH--I so love these pictures!
I want to be there so much.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Thank you for sharing - gets me out of the woods..