6/14/14 Saturday in Moody, ME (Moody Beach-TT/OW)
After our normal morning routine we spent the rest helping Susan/Bill move from their second (very unlevel) spot to another with a nice concrete patio, some chance for satellite (never got it) and it was much more level.
After we ate lunch we came back to their site to discover that they were going out to eat, then grocery shopping and exploring. Okay, that’s pretty much what we did when we arrived.
So John and I figured we’d look for a couple places we were interested in.
Nubble Lighthouse: It’s on an island and one of the most picturesque I’ve seen. The quintessential Maine lighthouse. Of course before we saw the lighthouse we noticed a lobster-man with his catch and the attending seagulls. Lo and behold there was a wedding going on as well! Do you see the fisherman on the rocks getting blasted by water? Then there’s the little girl vs ocean. Busy place. We were lucky to snatch a parking (free) spot. Going South from Wells,ME on US 1, past the York Wild Animal Park to the 1st stop light where you take a left onto Nubble Rd off US 1, you follow the signs to Nubble Lighthouse until you get to Sohio Park. The free parking is at the end of the road there.
Great find!! Now to see if we could find “The Marginal Way” that everyone was talking about. We went down Shore Rd (off US 1) to Perkin’s Cove. Free parking exists after 9 am at the farthest point of asphalt by the water (marked for lobstermen until then), plus next to that parking after noon for compact cars (we count).
Warning, the “Way” is NOT across the bridge/bay where private homes are, it’s on the side where the crowds/shops are. It DOES start/end between these 2 restaurants (Oarweed and Jackie’s Too), next to the ocean of course because it’s a walk along the ocean’s edge. The other end is at Ogunquit Beach (hefty parking charge $20-$30). We walked a good ways along it, then returned. We didn’t get all the way to the other end – about 1-1.5 miles.
Upon our return we enjoyed the rest of our evening with Susan/Bill. They even invited us to grill supper with them so we brought chicken for John, fish for myself and veggies to roast. Susan’s grits were SO good, I must get my own. Happy visiting until the mosquitoes drove us inside their rig, then about 9:30 pm we parted for the night. Wonderful day with beauty and friends.