I woke up a little later than I'd prefer for a vacation but I walked 10 minutes to my car, fueled up with some breakfast at Whole Foods and made my way to a place called the Fore River Sanctuary. I had added Jewel Falls to my list of things to do on Trip Adviser and 5 minutes into my hike I happened to find it. Not even knowing it was in this park.
I was pumped up about my trip after enjoying some nature and solitude, and my next idea was to check out some of the lighthouses in South Portland. Two small lighthouses just across the harbor from portland were Bug Light and Spring Point Ledge lighthouses. There were a few cool historical educational displays that talked about the ship building that occurred during WWII and the list of ships built during that time is quite lengthy and impressive. If I remember correctly they were cranking out a warship in around 60 days.
The last stop of the day was Ft. Williams, a great free municipal park home to the beautiful Portland Head Light. This was the coolest lighthouse I saw the entire trip and my first look at the classic rocky ocean cliffs of Maine. I was really impressed by the native landscaping and historical features available at this park. This region seems rich in history that is unfamiliar to me in San Marcos. I spent the rest of my afternoon here until I got a call from my Couch Surfing accommodation who was needing to meet up sooner than later. I made my way back to Portland to meet my host, they had a burger patty waiting for me and we went for a nice sunset walk at Back Cove park before shutting in for the night.