From Bar Harbor we took a leisurely drive via Rockport and followed the coastal roads to Kennebunkport.
Unfortunately we arrived a day late to celebrate the 90th birthday celebrations of Barbara Bush. Shops were filled with signs and placards wishing her a happy birthday. The family were in residence at their Kennenbunkport compound, which we could view easily from the road.
The East Coast is a fascinating mix of rocky headlands, landscapes of wild blueberry barrens which stretch for miles and glimpses of mansions set in a wonderland of gardens and lush hedges.
We loved our stay at "The Beach House" a lovingly restored country inn which was built in 1891. Afternoon tea was served at 3.00pm and sherry at 6.00pm. The country American antiques, classic Victorian wrought iron beds was a perfect setting.