Fall New England Trip ~ Part 3

Fall New England Trip ~ Part 3

As you know, we took a fall vacation to the north east last month. It is such a picturesque area that I have had to break the posts up into three parts to share just a few of my pictures.

Part 1 (read HERE) covered the flight and a day, Sunday, in Portland, Maine.

Part 2 (read HERE)Β covered the next two days, Monday & Tuesday, which included a museum in Vermont, and a Facebook friends meetup in York, Maine. And now, we are here:

Wednesday

We left the condo and ate breakfast at nearby Peg’s Restaurant. We enjoyed the food so much that we said we were going to go back there again, but never made it.

New Hampshire, Peg's Restaurant, North Woodstock restaurants,

After we left Peg’s we took another scenic route (spoiler alert: they are ALL scenic routes!) to Portland Maine.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

We had another beautiful day and our plans were to board the Lucky Catch and learn how to catch lobsters!

Portland Maine, Lucky Catch, Lobster Boat,

The scenery from the water was just as impressive.

Portland Maine, Casco Bay

Portland Maine, Lobster Boat, Lucky Catch, Celebrity Cruise, Casco Bay

Celebrity Cruise Ship

Portland Maine, Casco Bay, Lucky Catch, Lobster Boat, Sailboat, sea gull

Portland Maine, Casco Bay, Portland Head Lighthouse

Portland Head Lighthouse

Portland Maine, Casco Bay, Shrimp Boat

Portland Maine, Casco Bay, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse

Portland Maine, Casco Bay, Fort Gorges

Fort Gorges

On the lobster boat, we learned how to bait the traps.

Lobster Boat, Lucky Catch,

Portland Maine, Casco Bay, Lobster Boat

Portland Maine, Casco Bay, Lobster Boat

We also emptied the traps of any lobsters and crabs that had been caught and then threw them back into the water.

Portland Maine, Lobster Boat, Lucky Catch

While Ed & Lisa were working, Mr. Menace got into a little mischief teasing the sea gulls…

Portland Maine, Lobster Boat, sea gulls

After our lobster fishing experience, we purchased our fresh lobsters and headed out with them to the Portland Lobster CompanyΒ where they would prepare our lobsters and serve us up some sides and drinks to go along with them.

Funny thing though… if you were not taking your lobster home, but were taking it the few feet down the dock to the restaurant, there was some law that the lobster couldn’t be wrapped or hidden in a bag. You had to take it in your hand. So we marched down the boardwalk, lobsters in hand and then decided we should take a selfie with our live lobsters.

Portland Maine, Casco Bay, Portland Lobster Company

Somehow, Ed held on to the camera button on his phone too long and it snapped about 20 pictures rapid fire! In the above picture, I was the only one realizing what was happening.

In the picture below, Ed had realized he did something wrong. Lisa was trying to see exactly what was going on. And Mr. Menace was still oblivious.

Portland Maine, Casco Bay, Portland Lobster Company

We were sure ready for our meal by this time. So we settled down at a picnic table outside on the dock.

Portland Maine, Portland Lobster Company, fresh lobsters

Cracking open a lobster isn’t the easiest thing in the world. Luckily the placemats had instructions for us.

Portland Maine, Portland Lobster Company, fresh lobsters

By the time we got it figured out, the meat was cold, but it was still good.

Portland Maine, Portland Lobster Company, fresh lobsters

And I learned how to do it so the next time I had lobster, I was a PRO!

THURSDAY

We didn’t have anything scheduled for Thursday. We decided to just ride and see what we saw. But first, BREAKFAST! Ed, our man in charge, picked another winner with Sunny Day Diner in Lincoln, New Hampshire.

Lincoln New Hampshire, Sunny Day Diner

After breakfast, we started out to sightsee and we drove past the Indian Head Resort, which had this small firetower.

Lincoln New Hampshire, Indian Head Resort,

Lincoln New Hampshire, Indian Head Resort, tower views

It was a blustery cool day, but the views from the tower were magnificent.

Lincoln New Hampshire, Indian Head Resort, tower views

Lincoln New Hampshire, Indian Head Resort, tower views

We then rode a little further and came upon The Flume Gorge. We decided to take the 2 mile loop hike and boy was it worth it!

New Hampshire, The Flume Gorge

New Hampshire, The Flume Gorge

New Hampshire, The Flume Gorge

New Hampshire, The Flume Gorge

New Hampshire, The Flume Gorge

New Hampshire, The Flume Gorge

The pictures do not do it justice. It is a sight meant to be seen in person.

New Hampshire, The Flume Gorge

New Hampshire, The Flume Gorge

And of course I wanted a selfie when we made it to the top.

The trip back down was not as spectacular, but still beautiful in a different way.

New Hampshire

 

New Hampshire

I am an outdoor person and this is the kind of thing that I really enjoy doing.

You can watch a short video that I posted of the waterfall HERE. Take a look!

 

I thought I could finish our trip in 3 posts, but this post is getting too lengthy and heavy with pictures. You won’t want to miss the final episode though. I promise!

 

 

 

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28 comments

    • gwingal says:

      Isn’t it?? I tried to google it but couldn’t figure out how to get what I wanted. The gorge was FANtastic! And a real workout since it’s all uphill. And I would love to tour the lighthouses, they were EVERYWHERE! We saw at least 6. πŸ™‚

    • gwingal says:

      It was a fantastically gorgeous hike! I could not get my pictures to show how steep the climb was or how narrow. Thanks for viewing my vacation pictures Victoria! πŸ™‚

    • gwingal says:

      Oh if you like to hike, the Flume Gorge is spectacular! It is all up hill though so be warned. However, they have steps built so your boys will be fine. You will love it Joanne. πŸ™‚

  1. Kelsey says:

    Wow, the colors of those trees are just amazing!! And that hike looks fantastic. I’m an Oregon girl and I have never been to the East coast, but I hope to explore it someday!

    • gwingal says:

      The colors were glorious! And we could tell that the colors were more vivid by the end of the week than they were at the beginning of the week. I am sure you will love it when you get to go Kelsey! πŸ™‚

  2. Teresa says:

    What a fantastic trip! I would have love, love, loved to have been on the lobster boat with you! How fun; I love that sort of thing. Thank you for sharing your trip and beautiful photos at Party in Your PJ’s!

    • gwingal says:

      Teresa, you would have really enjoyed yourself! The captain and his mate were fun and the sight seeing from the lobster boat was great. Thanks for looking at all my vacation photos! πŸ™‚

  3. the cape on the corner says:

    amazing foliage colors! i absolutely want to go to new england in the fall. the closest i’ve gotten was mystic, connecticut.
    b

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