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Jul 21, 2010 - York, Kennebunkport & Biddeford Bay

We took a leisurely drive along the coastal road starting at York passing through busy beach holiday resorts and past rocky headlands to Bideford Bay. We have followed the coast up from Florida and have noticed the tides gradually increase in range from just a few inches in the south to around 20 feet here. That’s about the same as home but where we are headed, the Bay of Fundy in Canada, they have tides that rise around 50 feet – that’s the highest in the world. So many of the views of the sandy bays here are very like what we would see...

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Jul 18, 2010 - Casco Bay Mailboat

Casco Bay contains a chain of islands many of which are inhabited and if you need something delivered it arrives on the mailboat from Portland. We took a trip on the mailboat on its rounds of a few of these islands and it was far better than the usual tourist trip around the bay. Fascinating to see the boat arrive with deliveries which the islanders would load into the back of the waiting cars and pickups, swap delivery mailbags for collection mailbags, unload a few passengers and their dogs and then cast off for the next island. Great way...

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Jul 14, 2010 - Cape Elizabeth, Maine

We head north again through Boston and into Maine. Our first stop is a campsite just south of Portland. You don’t realise how much noise children can generate until you come somewhere like here. The campground is and ‘Adults Only’ park and is really peaceful. We were due to stay 4 days but Jo promptly increased that to 2 weeks! Maine is famous for its rugged coastline and countless lighthouses and reminds us a lot of northern Brittany, which we love.

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Jul 23, 2009 - A Four Lighthouse Day

The rain has held off today, but it is on the way. The doplar pictures on the Weather Channel show a huge system crawling up the east coast. Tonight, it is in New York and it is also pouring in Washington, DC. Today it was just overcast and cloudy here. -- We took advantage of a break in the rain to explore north of here along the coast. The park provided us with a hand-drawn map of all the attractions and beaches in the area, along with a couple of recommendations for good places to eat. Someone certainly went to a lot of trouble...

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Nov 7, 2007 - Boston to Portland, Maine, USA

Arrived in Boston (on the nice and familiar British Airways - unlike the Peruvian airline's that await us!) and caught the 2.30 hour Amtrak train to visit our friends Colleen, Brad, Sarah and Hannah, in Portland, Maine, whom we met on a Royal Carribean cruise in June 2000)... Sad but as I've got time to kill thought i'd upload a picture of the train - you never know - might not be able to upload very often. Map of Boston and Portland and a pic of Cape Elizabeth in the winter.

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