Ogunquit & Kennebunk, Maine
After eight or so years of vacationing on Cape Cod, I convinced Hoang that it was time to mix it up. Why not downeast Maine? Less driving time and I could find essentially the same experience. She (very) reluctantly agreed and that’s how we ended up in the center of Ogunquit.
Ogunquit is essentially the same town as, say, the Cape’s Chatham as you’ll find. It’s the same type of town, just with less traffic. We could walk “downtown” or “uptown” and if we wanted to, we could walk to the beach in about 20 minutes along the Marginal Way.
Unfortunately we can’t/won’t take Damian out to restaurants anymore so we did miss out on perhaps the top draw of Ogunquit, but we’re used to that. We got three great beach days; one up in Kennebunk with friends, good food, Damian’s favorite mini-golf, and I’ve already picked out some things for next time.
Here are some pictures for my family to look at. You random weirdos can too, I guess.
Ann saysSeptember 12, 2021 at 7:33 am
So nice you were able to try out a new spot for a vacation. That dawn picture is so peaceful.
Linda saysSeptember 12, 2021 at 11:13 am
Holy crap, when did the kids get so big?
I love my wanderings up to Maine (even though it will usually rain at least one day during my trip) and much prefer it to the crowds of the Cape. Besides … lobster!
Peter saysSeptember 12, 2021 at 11:57 am
I thought Wait, how can Maine be faster than Cape Cod to reach from Connecticut, but then I remembered: Cape traffic.
Jamie saysSeptember 15, 2021 at 8:33 pm
My grandfather lived in Ogunquit. I recognize many of the places in your pictures. I visit every couple years or so but usually not in summer. Even without traffic, southern Maine is quicker to get to than many places on the Cape. Definitely moreso than places on the upper Cape.