Monday, May 5, 2014

A Truly Great Weekend In Maine

My weekend in Maine was really only 1 night and part of two days but as I often do I packed a lot in.  I was there to do a half marathon in NH but I can't be that close to my beloved Maine and not stay there.

Two friends went with me.  We got there and got checked in early.  Two of us were immediately off on our bikes.  I do not exaggerate even a little when I say it was one of the best rides ever.  I'm not sure why. The weather was marginal and it wasn't particularly warm.

But I was in Maine next to the ocean where I so much love to be.  I said out loud more than once, "This ride is pure heaven."  I sighed with happiness again and again.  

I liked my vacation rides in Virginia but they weren't my usual away rides that I love so much.  

We rode from York to Ogunquit where I went into a small grocery to buy something so I could get some plastic bags to protect my phone and camera from the rain.  I haven't put that plastic bag into my bag yet in case. We stopped to take pictures whenever the mood struck.  Maybe it would be more accurate to say I stopped to take pictures whenever the mood struck.
Of course the first stop was at Nubble Light.

The last time I was on this bridge I was running my own half.

At Ogunquit Beach

On the way back....this is Ogunquit Library.  Isn't it awesome?

Back at Nubble Light where one of three weddings we rode by 
was happening.

Fooling around on Long Sands.

Then it was out for a lobster roll and clam chowder before getting ready for my half. 

 The biggest problem was I couldn't sleep. Too wired I guess.  I ended up taking a walk on the beach after midnight.  I could hear the ocean but not really see it! So time to get up came way too quickly.

Half marathon report coming!!!!


christa said...

You know I got married on Long Sands right?

Teamarcia said...

Looks great so far!

Black Knight said...

Great scenery. The old library looks like a medieval church.

Johann said...

Lovely! The library is really awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Laurie said...

Loved the sights and I can almost hear the sounds. Can't wait to hear about your half.

EB said...

I am so jealous! I miss Maine so much. Looks like a great getaway leading up to the half!(which actually occured this time!)

HappyTrails said...

You have the MOST fun and see the most beautiful places!!! Glad to see you are loving your bike (and running, too!)!
PS: I may have missed, but have there been any epic shopping excursions on any of your recent adventures???!!! :-)

Fran said...

Lovely pics as always, I can see why you love it so much, I would love it there too.