Monday, September 16, 2013

Seabrook, NH & Portland, ME

We have finally settled in to our new (temporary) home in Seabrook, New Hampshire. We decided to do a winter rental to give us some time to get to know the area and look for a home. Well we are in LOVE with our rental. It is a super dated 1960's beach cottage steps to the beach.  Even comes with an ocean view. 

The reason we can afford it is because New Englanders don't wanna go to the beach in the winter. Lucky us. It is gonna get cold real fast but we are excited to listen to the ocean and take freezing cold walks on the beach. Naturally we have spent everyday, sometimes multiple times, at the beach. With not many people around it feels a little bit like our own personal beach. You can imagine that Goose is in heaven. 

This last weekend was Maine Lighthouse Day. Most of the lighthouses were open to the public for a last little tourism push at the end of the summer season. We headed up to Portland to check out a couple lighthouses. We have also been hearing a lot about the restaurant scene in Portland and love trying new places. I did a little research on the way and found a place called Duckfat. It said it was a must visit while in Portland so we made our way over there. Safe to say, it did not disappoint. 
The restaurant is known for frying things in Duckfat and they even make a shake using duckfat. Sounds weird but it is only delicious! We tried a sandwich platter featuring some fancy cured in house meat and some other fancy toppings. We are not foodies by any means but we can definitely appreciate some good local cuisine. The best part was Brian's homemade orange soda with saffron. Incredible! I would recommend Duckfat to anyone visiting Portland, as long as you don't mind the 30+ minute wait. 

Luckily the restaurant was right near the Port so we took a walk down to where the cruise ships dock. It was beautiful and very relaxing. 
 After the grub we made our way to some lighthouses. Maine is panoramically beautiful. Everywhere you look is a postcard and two of these pictures I took are actually from the highway. We are in love with New England and we still have so much more to see. Now we just need people to come and visit :)

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