RVery Best Nest

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Nubble Light House, Cliff Path, Fort Foster, Whaleback Light & Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

This is a view of Short Sand Beach in York, ME. This was our first stop for that day. We walked around York Beach village for awhile. The village was pretty dead, and a few shops were closed. We were told, on the weekend things would be busy again.

The beach is deep, but pretty short.

A view of Short Sand Beach from the side.

We stopped at Nubble Light House in Cape Neddick, ME.

The light house is on Nubble Island.

Notice the white basket  hooked to wires. This is how the light keeper gets back and forth to the island.

Off to the north there was a crowd of people watching something in the water.

There was a rescue team practicing in the ocean.

Off to the north of Nobble Light House was a huge home or resort.

I zoomed in to get a better view of the home/resort.

Joe told me that when I win the lottery, I could build a place like that, so the place would be big enough for our family. I told him, I could do that when I win.

Long Sand Beach is just beyond Short Sand Beach in York.

We checked the ordinances for Long Sand Beach. Dogs are allowed on the beach before 8AM and after 6PM on a leash. They can be off the leash for exercise during that period. Dogs are not allow on the beach between those hours during the day, from May 20th to September 20th.  No beach walking here with Mallery that day. I didn't want to walk there anyway, because it was low tide and it really was stinky smelling as we drove by.

Just south of Long Sand Beach is the Cliff Path, north of Harbor Beach in York Harbor.

The sign said no dogs were allowed on the trail, so I got out my dogie Kangaroo pouch and put Mallery in it.

Signs at the beach stated" parking pass "were needed, so we parked as far up the road as possible, since we didn't have a pass and hoped we wouldn't get a ticket.

The Cliff Path is not maintained well and is pretty rugged in many places.

Some places it is not paved and a bit rocky.

If you have good hiking shoes, you could climb down to the water at low tide in some areas.

The path ends at a fence to someones back yard on the coast.

I am not sure how long the path is. I could not find information on the internet on it's length. It probably was about 1/2 mile. But since you have to turn around and go back, the path might be a mile in total.

The trail ends back at Harbor Beach.

Above Harbor Beach is a park.

In the park, this memorial is erected for those on or  lost at sea.

On the memorial below the light house it says' "..... Oh Hear Us When We Cry To Thee For Those in Peril On The Sea......." 

We left Harbor Beach and headed south to Fort Foster Park in Kittery, ME.

Fort Foster was closed, so we parked and walked into the park.

Map of Fort Foster Park.

We walked into the park and walked up the stairs of Fort Foster. View north toward the pier.

Below the fort is a picnic area.

Looking out toward the southeast at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse on New Castle Island, New Hampshire.

With a zoom in you can kind of see a white conical shape across the water.

Joe's little boy inside him decided to play fort for a while.

After Joe got done playing we walked out on the pier. This is a view of the fort in the upper middle of the picture.

Close up of the fort. You can see at the top where Joe was playing war in the top of the fort.

This is a view of  Kittery, ME. to the south.

View from the pier.

View of Whaleback Light in the distance in Kittery, ME.

At the end of the pier, there is a large deck.

In four of the corners of the deck, there are old ship tie up posts.

An old building out from the pier on an island. I did some research, but could not find out any information on it.

Another view of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse on New Castle Island, NH.

Close up of previous picture.

Another view of Whaleback Light out from the fort pier. It stands 50 feet tall.

While we were out that day we saw this campground located on the ocean. Joe stopped to get prices.

The front row sites are pricey,  $89 a day. The campground is located on Hwy 1A in York Harbor. Pretty pricey for full timers, but I bet it's nice on a  hot summer day!

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