Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Fort Williams Park - Cape Elizabeth Maine

Our first trip to the coast this year! It was our first visit to Portland Head at Fort Williams State Park. I love light houses. The history is so rich, so alive, so American. The Portland Head Lighthouse was first lit January 10, 1791. The keepers house was occupied until 1989 when the lighthouse was finally automated. Now it is a fabulous park and museum.
The girls had such a wonderful time exploring the rocky shore. Bekah was thrilled with the shells and drift would she found.

Exploring with friends.

A little one not to sure about the approaching waves.

So much to see in all the little tiny pools.

A little bird watching. Sarah was pointing out all the different shore birds to Bekah. There were tons of gulls and eider ducks. They were lots of fun to watch.

Where will we head next? Which path will we take? Not knowing what lies a head is much of the fun. So with a tanks of gas, a picnic lunch, and the desire to explore we will head out again soon. Hope you'll stop back again to share our adventures. We will be having lots of them this months as we take part in 5 Orange Potatoes Children and Nature Awareness Month Challenge.


  1. Looks like am amazing place to explore. I would love to visit a lighthouse one day.

  2. Oh, what fun! I also enjoy exploring and how nice to live near the shore. We were considering looking for a vacation home to rent with my father on the Maine coast... we would have to go a bit up to find something affordable, but do you have any suggestions?
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  3. Great pics! Wish we could have been there!


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