Sunday, May 20, 2007

Ogunquit Weekend Getaway

The weather was cold and wet but our sprits were high. Friday when I arrived at the B&B it was raining lightly and I met up with another member of Connecticut Outreach Society who had just had arrived shortly before. It was a getaway weekend for our members, to give them a safe place where they could go out in public. We went window shopping and I brought a sweatshirt because all I had were short sleeve tops. Afterward we had dinner at the Oarweed restaurant in Perkin’s Cove and since this is Maine, I had Haddock stuffed with Lobster.
The next day was cold and dreary but the rain held off until late afternoon. We walked down to Perkin’s Cove and checked out all the art galleries and craft stores. We then walked back along the Marginal Way. What’s the Marginal Way? It’s a foot path that goes along the ocean edge for about a mile and a half. The waves along the shore were unbelievable the way they were pounding against the rock. An offshore storm caused the heavy surf and the roar of the surf could be heard several blocks inland. In the afternoon we went over to York beach to watch the surfers and then on to Nubble Lighthouse to watch the waves break on the rocks. One of the problems I had taking pictures was salt spray; the air was so think with the spray that it looked like fog. You could taste the salt in the air and it was getting all over my camera and lens.
That night we ate dinner at Impastable Dream and I had a fantastic Lobster Ravioli in a Newburg Sauce. If you every go to Ogunquit, I recommend going there for dinner.
Here are a few of the many photos that I took of the waves at Perkin’s Cove, Marginal Way and Nubble Lighhouse.











More of my photographs are here.
Still photographs just don’t do any justice to the power and sound of the waves; I wish I had brought my movie camera. But I do not think that even that can do justice, you had to be there to feel the power.

4 comments:

Sindee said...

Hi Diana!
I really enjoyed looking at all your beautiful pictures! Thanks for participating in BTWS. I look forward to seeing you back in the fall! Have a great summer. :)

lisa said...

I agree, you really have to be there to feel the awesome power.

I love your photos. The tones in the one with the gull especially catch my eye.

paintergirl said...

Ok I could see myself living here.

The photos are great. The sign is very funny.

Jana B said...

OMW!!!! The Crunch Zone pic is ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS!!!!