I’ve went to a trip in Maine for my vacation this year. In three days, we have visited Portland, Ogunquit and the famous Old Orchard Beach. I heard so many French during my trip -it is more Old Orchard «PQ» at this time of the year!- that I decided to write this post in English.
It was the first time I have the chance to look, feel and TASTE the sea -yes, my boyfriend’s father challenged me to do it so I could remember how to salt the water when I would cook seafood- and visit this part of the United States (The last time I crossed the border was for a school trip in New York city in 2005!) I’ve taken a lot of photos that you can see here.
There’s some observations I’ve made during my trip :
1. Maine seems to have two animal totems: moose, for the area who is in the wood, and lobster, for the region near the sea.
Bull Feeney's pub signage «Lobsters love Guinness»
2. In Maine, people REALLY stops at the crosswalk.
Fore and Moulton streets intersection in the Old Port of Portland.
3. Old Ochard Beach have something bold and cheap with all the boutiques and fast food restaurant, but lovable at the same time.
Visiting the Pier at Old Orchard Beach
4. The sand is finer and whiter on Ongunquit Beach than Old Orchard.
My mom bought these little bottles for the family as a souvenir from this trip.
5. The Marginal Way Walk in Ogunquit is a SPECTACULAR way (lol) to appreciate the sea.
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