With not so many miles to cover today we had a more leisurely drive through the White Mountains. We drove to Lincoln and then followed the Kancamagus Pass through the National Forest. We stopped at various points along the way to admire the views. We are now beginning to see the changes in colour on the trees. It is the variety of colours that makes it look different to home, particularly the deep reds of the the maple trees. Still quite a number of trees haven't started to change colour yet as the hot weather in September has delayed the Autumn. Nevertheless it was still a spectacular drive.
Once through the beautiful White Mountains National Park we made our way from New Hampshire into Maine just stopping for some lunch which was a very welcome clam chowder.
Many brick built buildings and Irish pubs.
There was a huge cruise ship in port.
Various sight seeing tours available but after being in the car for so long we decided to walk around downtown and the Old Port.
One of the cobbled streets in the Old Town.
Lots of places were advertising lobster so we decided to try some here at Bull Feeney's . Unfortunately by the time we ordered they had run out! Had to settle for haddock - a poor second.
I woke early the next morning just so I could watch the sun rise over Portland Harbour from the huge window in our room.
We went for a swim before breakfast. What a great way to start the day.