Somehow, at 11am, we ended up taking an unexpected walking tour of some local craft beer breweries in the snow.
Our second day in Portland was a return to the bright blue skies we’d driven over in, and officially, Lighthouse Day! As it was so wonderfully bright and I was up super early again I took a little wander round the town with my camera before we started on our day out. Who can resist taking pictures of a mint and pint lobster hut?
You can tell it’s a summer town really though as a lot of the shops don’t open before April, which was kind of annoying because it looked like it had some lovely places to shop. Also, none of the lobster huts were actually open!
As it’s part of New England, unlike some of the other places I have visited in American Portland has its fair share of old houses and buildings, and it seems really proud of the history, with plaques and banners across the town letting you know that the buildings have some history. Our row of houses had a plaque themselves.
Where we stayed – our Airbnb was an apartment in the centre of Portland in a row of historic townhouses. It was a great location to walk POrtland and it had a parking space too.