I've been enjoying the vacation photos that people have been sharing. They got me to thinking of one of my favorite vacation spots - the southern coast of Maine.
I remember years ago watching Angela Lansbury on Murder She Wrote and deciding I wanted to live in Cabot Cove, ME.
Apparently Cabot Cove wasn't real, and the TV series was actually filmed on the West Coast in Mendocino, CA, but the fictional town was named after an inlet in Kennebunkport, ME.
We've been coming to Maine ever since my daughter chose a college here and I've found the real towns of Kennebunk/Kennebunkport and Ogunquit to be just as wonderful as Cabot Cove. They've also inspired quite a few stories that I'm working on.
I thought I'd share some of my pictures today and then maybe we can chat about what vacation spots you've been to that have inspired your stories.
These are from the coast along The Marginal Way. (click to enlarge)
I took this short video along The Marginal Way.
These stretches of wild, rocky coast give way on one side to Perkins Cove with it's lobster boats and cute shops --
and on the other side to smooth sandy beaches in Ogunquit and Wells.
I was lucky enough to catch sunrise over the ocean back in April.
and snap this shot of the ocean just before twilight last summer
If you haven't guessed by now, this is one of my most favorite places on earth. Even my dog loves it here!
So do you have a special place that you love to write about? Or if you're not a writer, what is your favorite place to visit?