From New York, we traveled to Boston by train and then by car north to Maine. With a rocky coast with finger-like peninsulas formed by glaciers, Maine is known for their many lighthouses. When in Maine we like to look at lighthouses.
Portland Head Light is on a promontory to guide the way to the harbor at Portland, Maine. (These lighthouses are known as Lights. Don’t know why.)
From the other side,
Just south of Portland Head Light are the Cape Elizabeth Twin Lights, named for the two lighthouses at Cape Elizabeth. Here’s the main lighthouse, with the usual rotating lens.
Behind this lighthouse stands an abandoned lighthouse that has a fixed light. The rotating light and fixed light of the Cape Elizabeth Twin Lights helped sailors distinguish Cape Elizabeth from a nearby lighthouse.
The Maine coastline is gorgeous. Driving around to look at lighthouses provides a great reason to get out and enjoy changing views of the coastline, sea, and sky.