Moved the following day to Wells, ME, leaving some of the crowd behind. We were able to do some biking and located some scallops for the evening's dinner, which topped the Alaskan scallops we feasted on last summer. Next day, we explored the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, a network of trails that covers grasslands, forest, wetlands, salt marshes and beaches. Took a 4 mile hike, unfortunately we forgot the mosquito repellent which increased the pace of our walk accordingly.
|Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve|
Old Orchard Beach is the number one beach in Maine, as per the local paper. Planning a walk before 8 A.M., we thought we would beat the crowds. WRONG. But we still we completed a five mile walk down the beach. With a light breeze blowing and temps in the mid-70's, it was delightful. Decided to visit the Portland Museum of Art, where a special exhibit of Winslow Homer was being presented. The exhibition was commemorating the centennial of Homer's death and displayed many major pieces of his works. We both enjoyed the exhibit; Homer has always been Alan's favorite watercolor painter.