A Special Day!! – Saturday – June 22, 2013

Today is A Special Day for two reasons...
First of all, today is my birthday.
Yes, I was born 64 years ago today!
That means until November,
I will be as old as Bill;o((
But more importantly,
today the Summer Trolly season begins from Kennebunkport to York Beach!! 00 - Trolley Route Map
Since it's MY birthday, I thought it would be fun to ride the trolley
from our campsite near Wells Harbor to Ogunquit.
In Ogunquite, we can walk Marginal Way,
a beautiful seaside walk along the Maine Coast!!
The trolley begins its day at 9am and we were there to catch the FIRST trolley. 01 - Trolley Sign
Of course, we waited and waited and waited!!!
We passed the time watching traffic which was already bumper to bumper.
02 - Wells Bike Police
The police use bikes which is much faster than the traffic;o))
While we waited,
I enjoyed the pretty petunias all around us.
03b - Petunias03 - Petunias03c - Petunias
Finally the trolley arrived and we were the only passengers!!
Since it was the first day,
the gentlemen standing was training the driver.
The trolley pulled out and got in line with everyone else.
6 - Traffic
Using the trolley is not faster, but it is more relaxing and much cheaper… just $1.00!!
We can sit back, see the sights and avoid the $15-$20 parking fees in Oconquit:o))
07 - sit back and enjoy the ride  07b - sit back and enjoy the ride
Since it is my birthday,
be prepared to see an abundance of one of my favorite things...
07c - sit back and enjoy the ride

We got off the trolley in the shopping district of Ogunquit
window shopped our way to the Marginal Way Walkway entrance.
08 - Marginal Way Sign 08b - Marginal Way - Entrance
Marginal Way is a paved, public shoreline footpath. It spans a little more than a mile along a spectacular coast and connects Ogunquit Beach to Perkins Cove. As you walk along, there are panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the spectacular rocky coast of Maine and beautiful landscaped grounds of the old-fashioned oceanfront hotels. The land was donated to the Town of Ogunquit in 1925 and remains a beautiful place to enjoy a  SPECIAL  walk!!
Of course… there were BEAUTIFUL flowers!!!
08c1 - Marginal Way - Roses08c3 - Marginal Way - flower08c4 - Marginal Way - flower08c2 - Marginal Way - Roses
Bill is taking in the view.
08d - Marginal Way - walkway along the coast
The beach is very crowded and the water is 62 degrees;o((08e - Marginal Way - the ocean
Beautiful Landscaping
08f - Marginal Way - beautiful landscaping
The Spectacular Rocky Coast of Maine!!!
08g - Marginal Way - Rocky Coast  08h - Marginal Way - Rocky Coast
As we were looking out over the rocky coastline,
we saw a fawn swimming in the ocean?!?!?08i1 - Marginal Way - fawn in ocean
It was crying and struggling to find a place it could get up on the rocks!!08i2- Marginal Way - fawn in ocean
It’s cries alerted people and a crowd gathered.
When it finally got on dry land,
there were so many people around it had no where to go;o((
08i3 - Marginal Way - fawn in ocean
We decided we should move on so the fawn could make its way to a safer place.
08j - Marginal Way - walking the path
More beautiful views as we neared Perkins Cove.
08k - Marginal Way - view and kayakers 08l - Marginal Way - final view
Perkins Cove is a quaint shopping and fishing village.09 - Perkins Cove
There was a lobster boat entering the town harbor through the drawbridge.09b - Perkins Cove - Watching the Lobster Boats
We watched the father and son team bring in their catch.
09c - Perkins Cove - Unloading the Lobsters09d - Perkins Cove - Unloading the Lobsters
Now… That’s a LOT of lobsters!!!09e - Perkins Cove - That's a lot of Lobsters
The father told us there are about 100 lobsters in each cage and they threw back 4 times that many lobster because they were too small or too large.  Apparently, it is a very hefty fine if you keep illegal size lobsters. Fines can total as much at $10,000 so they are serious about following the rules!!
Seeing all those lobsters just gave us the need to find our own;o))09f - Perkins Cove - Lobster Rolls
Lobstah' Roll and Cole Slaw :o)))
09f2 - Perkins Cove - Lobster Rolls09f3 - Perkins Cove - Lobster Rolls
Yep, it was as good as it looks!!!
After that great lobster roll, we walk back to the trolley and headed home.10 - heading home
It was a PERFECT Birthday :o))
11 - A Wonderful Way to Spend my Birthday


  1. Happy happy birthday again ;-)). What a great day! Fabulous pictures. Please tell me that is not highway 1. We have to drive it nearly 80 miles to Camden with Winnona.

    1. Yep, that is Rt. 1;o( However, if you stay on I-95 until Portland where you pick of I-295 to Rt 1, you should be fine. What ever you do... avoid Rt. 1 from York Beach to Kennebunk it will take you hours to get through!!!

  2. Looks like a wonderful, wonderful way to spend your special day. Happy belated birthday!

  3. Happy Belated Birthday my friend! You had the perfect day!

  4. So happy you had a birthday with lots of your favorite things. Belated happy birthday.

  5. What a perfect way to celebrate your birthday! You even included many of my favorite things :)
    Happy, Happy Belated Birthday!

  6. Happy Birthday!! Looks like it was a wonderful day!! :)

  7. Happy Birthday! What a great way to spend the day:)

  8. Sounds like my kinda day, except for the crowds. The mile walk to the small town looked like so much fun. Seeing the lobster rolls made my mouth water. We will need to get lots of advice from you two if we ever make it to Maine. Glad you had a happy birthday.

  9. What a great way to spend your birthday! I never would have guessed that flowers are one of your favorite things... :c)

    Spent a lot of time checking lobster fishermen out on the ocean in days past. Measured lots of the critters to ensure proper size, too.

    Love those trollies, they are a great way to get around, and you can't beat that price!

    1. So you were once the Lobster Police...you did a great job!!! Lots of lobsters still around:o))

  10. Happy Birthday Nancy!!

    We love trolleys . . . we used the one from Lover's Key into Ft. Meyers Beach for the same reasons! Love the pictures of the flowers!

  11. Yep, perfect way to celebrate your birthday. Feel like celebrating it again in a few days with us? See ya soon!