What were you doing at 5:30 a.m. EDT last Friday? I bet you were sleeping! I was standing at this spot, braving cold winds from the Atlantic Ocean, and enjoying this spectacular view. This beautiful lighthouse is located at the tip of Pemaquid Neck. It was built in 1827 after being commissioned by President John Quincy Adams. The structure was rebuilt in 1835 because salt water was used in the original mortar mix. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse may look vaguely familiar to you because it is featured on the Maine quarter. (Be sure to click on the image to see it bigger!)
I participated in another photography tour last week, this time on the southeast coastline of Maine! The last time I visited was 10 years ago with Mr. Jim. We had traveled up to the state about a half a dozen times over the years, and we always enjoyed the memorable scenery, delicious seafood, and attractive New England style architecture. It was sad to revisit places like Pemaquid because I couldn’t help to think back to happy and younger times. But I was grateful to see the Maine coastline again in all of its glory. Our small tour group photographed 13 lighthouses, and I saw several of them for the first time.
I made more new friends on this trip and enjoyed the company of three from previous tours. And I survived the rigors of solo traveling and captured a few pretty photographs along the way. Once the tour ended on Friday early afternoon, I quickly scooted down the road to meet up in Freeport with long-time blogging friend, Miz Vee, of A Haven for Vee. She is a delightful lady, and I am blessed to count her as a devoted friend! Please visit her post HERE to read a summary of our grand visit.