Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Portland to Portsmouth by Bike | Day 2
Arriving at Kennebunkport Saturday afternoon was a treat - we changed out of our sweaty biking clothes and took some time to walk around the cute coastal town. We even managed to take some pictures of the Bush family's waterfront summer home. We had dinner at Mabel's Lobster Claw and thoroughly enjoyed the well deserved meal. We even splurged on dessert, which we took back to our inn and ate in the adirondack chairs while stargazing - best dessert ever! Oh, and the bike ride to the hotel after dinner was terrifying - the 2.5 mile trip would be a piece of cake during the day, but after the sun sets, Kennebunkport differs from Boston in that there are no lightposts anywhere, and the road is literally pitch black. The safety lights on our bikes work fine in the city to forewarn cars, but they do little to light dark roads. We made it safely, but next time we bike in the dark, we'll invest in some heavy duty Maglites.
On the second leg of the trip we had more beachfront views and had an easier ride overall. We went through a few New England beach towns (Wells, Ogunquit, and York) enjoying the town centers and antique shops along the way. By the time we made it to Portsmouth, NH that evening, we had managed to hit the 100 mile mark and spent the night and Labor Day morning with our family.
Carbo-loading with an everything bagel before heading out of Kennebunkport, ME.