We had been talking recently about how we haven't done much of anything this summer, between me working and Bill in the clinic. Bill suggested we load up the bikes and take a ride from Scarborough to Bug Light in Portland, so off we went.
When we left the Wainwright Fields, it was mostly sunny, breezy and about 82*. It's a 5.5 ride, completely paved and takes us about 35 minutes. We find it very picturesque, with views of Portland and Casco Bay.
|Looking at Casco Bay Bridge across the Fore River|
The trail takes you behind the Easy Day, a new venue which houses a bowling alley, bar and lounge inside, as well as an outside patio. Bill's son, Scott, manages the inside bar. There are nice views of Portland and the Fore River.
The trail goes through Mill Creek Park with nice gardens, a pond and lots of ducks!
|There are pretty pink water lilies here, trust me|
|Bug Light, Casco Bay Ferry, Little Diamond Island|
|Fort Gorges, Little Diamond Island, Great Diamond Island, Peaks Island|
We try to take a picture of ourselves, which with the CamMe app, is so easy we took two!
Bill did a great job of framing the lighthouse between us.
We stopped a couple of times on the return trip, mostly for me to take pictures. I love this little respite for those walking with their furry friends.
They provide water, treats and poop bags. The "dog's" name is Panini.
Wish we lived closer to Bug Light, we would spend a lot of time there.
haha, as it turns out...the last time we made this ride was September 1, 2013 and it was almost the same time of day. Weird!
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