We were in Ocean Park, Maine for a week at the end of October and I thought it was about time I posted some photos. This is the beautiful Billow House where we stay in the Spring and Fall. I had accidentally hit some button on my camera and this setting came across on some of the photos. I kind of like the antique look -- no idea how I did it though!!
We are literally on the beach when we stay here (just like our cottage in the summer). We were here for hurricane Sandy last year. Now you can see why our children were a little nervous for us!
But we were fine and weren't worried as we kept a close eye on things and thankfully we didn't see it nearly as bad as those poor folks in New Jersey and New York!
I love being near the water even though I don't actually swim and have a fear of water when I'm in it!
We love it here in the summer, but it really is a different world when we come in October. We have the beach all to ourselves, except maybe some dog walkers now and then. We actually prefer the Fall to be honest as everywhere is so quiet. You lucky people who live at the sea will understand what I mean.
I couldn't resist taking this photo. This house is being raised to have a basement installed.
This was our first day there in a little place called Biddeford Pool
I love the Fall colours.
On the Tuesday we went to visit our beautiful Boston temple. The grounds are so well manicured and this plant (which I love) is called angel trumpets. Isn't it beautiful?
Here is my BLT panini (bacon, lettuce and tomato)
Which we ate here at a picnic table while we watched the waves.
I have decided that this "little" house will do for me quite nicely thank you. Don't you think it's the perfect beach house?!
But as the little one below is on the market for $1.5 million, I can only guess what "my" beach house would sell for!!! Oh well, I can dream I guess!
My sweetie with his camera
Look what we found all the way across the Atlantic!
Right in someone's front garden!
We always hit Freeport for some shopping at our favourite store
They even had their Christmas displays up before we left.
Our little reading nook at the Billowhouse
Our summer cottage at 1 Casco Ave
We have booked a long weekend over Valentine's day at the Billowhouse next year. First time we will experience the beach in winter. I'm going to try my hand at snow shoeing!
We love this place and feel very blessed to have found it. It takes us 7 1/2 hours to drive there and we are envious of all you folks in the UK who live close to the water (let's face it, everyone lives close to the water at home!) However, we also know we live in a very beautiful place ourselves. We wouldn't trade it for the world. If we can't have England, then New England will suffice!