Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kittery Point, ME

Our visit with Karen Faulkner and hubby Roger Smith at their home in Kittery Point, Maine was great! They generously invited us to park in their yard, with a view of the beautiful church across the road…


…next to some very quiet neighbors.


Their new built-to-look-old house is surprisingly large inside despite the small look from the front.


They have a lovely patio in the back where we shared daily happy hours.


And they’re in the process of finishing part of the barn as guest quarters.


Of course, we had to have more lobstah! In fact, we had it 3 times during the 5 day stay!


We caught a beautiful sunset over the water one evening.


The New England architecture continues to fascinate me, although I’ve visited many of the areas over the years. Still, the sea coast has its own charm and I’ve never explored this part of the coast before. I really love the market in the picture below, in business since 1828. This is only one of the stops on a day’s shopping trip that Karen and I took, including the famous Kittery Outlets. And we found time for another “girls” outing to get mani-pedis.


We had to admire this beautiful, pristine Mercedes diesel station wagon with European tags and vintage wooden skis on the rack and wicker luggage in the rear compartment.


We watched kayakers…


…and we went kayaking.


Don Sharon kayak

We saw a neat little houseboat on the water. Notice three solar panels, so it probably includes all the comforts of home. Wouldn’t it be fun to spend a night or two out here?


Of course, I could also be convinced to find comfort in this sprawling home with 5 garages…NOT!


Sometimes my kayaking camera doesn’t focus well, but I thought this was a cute picture of Karen.


And I caught Roger in a frame with a huge hotel in the background.


This Cormorant claimed the buoy as his own.


And a couple of Snowy Egrets seemed to walk on water nearby.


The original Maine Governor’s home was built in sections and floated on barges to this location because he didn’t like the noise of construction.


When we returned to shore, we found artists capturing the scenes.


Crossing over to Maine from Portsmouth, NH, I noticed this memorial to the sailors and soldiers of WWI on the bridge.


Thanks again for a great visit, Karen and Roger!