This was our third time heading down to Maine together in our little car. Well last year we borrowed a big SUV but I wanted to remove the temptation to buy lots of furniture this year so a car it was! Lots of you have asked to see pictures of beautiful Maine so here you go!
Maine is the perfect ocean-side location full of natural beauty. The beaches are lovely (the water is freezing) and the views are spectacular.
The pinkish granite rocks, trees and water were spectacular. This, a view from a hike in Acadia Nation Park on Mount Desert Island.
Acadia National park has a gorgeous beach and this year the waves were pretty big. We spread out our blanket and just read and watched the water for a loooong time. Further down the beach someone has spelled out the words, “Thank You” in stones. I guessed it was a thank you to the beauty of nature. If so I had to agree!
This is the view from the beach in the park – how amazing is that?!
Bar Harbor is the town next to Acadia National park where we stayed first. There are lots of things to do and see including the charming harbour.
After Bar Harbor we headed down to Kennebunkport to stay at our favourite hotel, The Colony. Built in the 1870′s it’s like stepping into another time. And I don’t mean that in a museum-y way – it’s just got such a beautiful connection with the past and a slow-paced, gracious way of life.
Once again our room had vintage looking wallpaper and the old furnishings and fixtures. But don’t worry, there’s an ipod dock too!
Every detail is just lovely.
The view from our room over looking the pool.
Me searching for the perfect rocks on the beach. Each had such beautiful colours and I was able to make a whole bunch of stone-inspired palettes.
A classic East-coast general store. I want that vehicle so badly!
And can we talk about the plethora of amazing houses?
This next one was my absolute favourite this year. From the crisp white paint, the wrap-around porch, the striped awnings and the playful blue door. It’s just perfect.
There are people strolling and biking all over and just soaking in the scenery…
As the sun goes down some houses look even more magical.
Basically a fairy tale setting.
It was just the break Sara and I needed and we had a wonderful, low-key, relaxing and inspiring time together. And you should have heard us belting out songs in the car on the way down!!
Hope you’re having a beautiful summer too!