Tuesday, October 14, 2008
~At Last A Day At The Beach~
At last I got to spend a day at the ocean. I've been lucky enough in my lifetime to see the Pacific as well as the Atlantic but have never spent more than a few minutes there until today.
We left Concord, NH today and did a bit of looking at antique shops. I saw some wonderful hand hooked rugs which I have shown below. Some were made as early as the late 1800's and also a great penny rug made in the 1800's.
We started out for Portsmouth, NH but actually went on up the coast a bit to Maine and what fun we had.
Just look at the wonderful lighthouse we found. Built in 1879, Cape Neddick is the southernmost of Maine's many lighthouses. It is also called Nubble Light, refering to the barran rocky island (the Nubble) on which it sits, just off shore. The 41 foot tower is constructed of cast iron plates lined with brick. Cape Neddick's fourth-order lens flashes red every six seconds, and is visible for 13 miles.
Cape Neddick is an extremely windy point, and viciously cold 100 mph winds caused problems with the flow of oil to the lamp for many years, until electricity came to the Nubble in 1938.
We drove up the coast just a ways to a place called Ogunquit Beach. There you can see the waves come crashing into the granite rocks and walk along the nicest beaches. Houses built near the shoreline were all along the pathways. One young man was brave enough to try out the water.
We then ate dockside at a little restaurant. Danny had clam chowder and I tried the fish and chips. MMMMhhh wonderfully good!
Here are just a few of the many hooked rugs and the large penny rug we saw today.
Tomorrow is sure to be another wonderful day but I'm missing my family and can't wait to see Sloan again!