A Trip to Beautiful Marginal Way in Ogunquit Maine!


My husband and I recently spent three days and two nights in Ogunquit Maine! It is such a beautiful place to vacation with its quaintness and lovely little shops and restaurants. I wrote a poem back in 2009 which I would like to share with you. This is a place we keep going back to again and again. If you ever visit here you will want to go back too. If you love to walk and eat and shop – this is the place for you. If you love seafood – this is the place for you!



Walking along the Marginal Way

Is a joy whether it’s overcast or a sunny day.

I stop along the trail watching the white water as it comes crashing to shore

Hitting the rocks with a mighty and echoic roar

Etching its way to the higher borders of land.

There are fishermen casting theirs rods from high cliffs out for a fresh catch

And dipping their nets into the water some fish they do snatch.

Nature surrounds me in the brilliant daylight.

Chipmunks scurry to and fro keeping me in their sight

As they keep looking for their next meal

And after finding something that appeals

Going on their merry way.

The path appears smooth and as I walk along

I see trees struggling to stay upright

To keep from falling into the water, to the soil they hold tight.

Nature finds a way to survive

Doing what is needed to stay alive.

Flowers are in bloom everywhere.

Vines are growing out and stretching across the way.

As I walk I take special care

to watch where I am going on this beautiful day.

As the tide is coming in I soon see

Several surfers hugging their boards swimming out to sea.

They are in their wetsuits since the water is still cold.

But I watch as they rise up on their boards so bold.

Riding the waves, arms outstretched, they look so free.

I am now coming to the end of this famous walkway.

Shops are ahead that are ready with souvenirs to sell.

And the air is fragrant with tantalizing smells.

I take a deep cleansing breath and enjoy it all, imprinting the memories inside me.

I will be back again on this path to walk another day

To enjoy once again the beautiful view of Maine’s rugged coast and the frothy sea.

Along the breathtaking mile walk on Marginal Way!

Here are some pictures to enjoy along the walk that I snapped. There was a new home being built all in stone along the Marginal Way that was incredible! Here it is!








Here is a sampling of the places we dined and some of the delicious food! My favorite food is lobster! We had a 1 3/4 lb. lobster each with a salad and/or chowder – unbelievably succulent and unforgettable!

One small restaurant advertised their lobsters and crabs in front of their stand.

John had his yearly dose of fried clams.


20150726_170107 The 1 3/4 lb. lobster was delicious without the butter!

Crab roll below!



This night we went for something different at Angelina’s Italian Restaurant – food was so good I forgot to take a photo! I had seafood in a diavolo sauce! Magnifico!

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Fortunately we walked 8-10 miles a day and did well over our quota of 10,000 steps but after all this food we certainly needed to walk. I plan to continue with my over 10,000 steps to get some of the weight off! But we had a wonderful time!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed my photos and could almost smell the salt air and the wonderful food!




About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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17 Responses to A Trip to Beautiful Marginal Way in Ogunquit Maine!

  1. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne says:

    It’s a beautiful poem, Janice and lovely pictures too!

  2. Yes, nature is always finding a way to survive. Great poem, Janice. We just watched last night a nature show on TV, and here it said it, how nature always survives. when caterpillars kill some tries, then these dead trees make room for the sun shining down at the bottom of the forest to let new one sprout out. New grows. Nature is just wonderful.

  3. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne says:

    So happy you had fun, Janice. My parents used to go there, but we have never been.

  4. I love your poem and also love this part of Maine. Thank you:)

  5. What a wonderfully descriptive poem! Stephen King wrote about Ogunquit in one of his novels and I’ve often wondered what it’s like in reality. The scenery you’ve captured in your photos is reminiscent of the landscape of Wales’s Gower coast where I live.
    Those chips – sorry, fries – look yummy! 🙂

    • jjspina says:

      Than you, Annabelle. It is a must trip if you can go. So peaceful and breathtaking as you walk the mile. The French fries aka chips were good! If you asked for chips here you would get a bag of potato chips. Lol!
      Wales must be beautiful too! I don’t think I will get there but I will get to Maine again! Been visiting since I was a little girl. Thanks for stopping by. Nice to see you.

  6. noelleg44 says:

    We’ve not visited Ogunquit yet – are off to Maine next week and will spend a week in Boothbay, one of our favorite places – gorging on lobster and clams. I have places to research for my next book and am looking forward to expanding my experience using Boothbay as a base. A puffin cruise is on the schedule!

    • jjspina says:

      Sounds like you will have a wonderful time. Booth bay harbor is lovely and very serene and quiet. Good place for an author to write. Lobsters were fantastic. Didn’t have any steamers though too full. Love steamers too! Have a great time!
      Thanks for stopping by. Nice to see you.

  7. Kev says:

    So glad you enjoyed yourselves, Janice. Love the poem… the pics even more… I am so jealous right now! 😀

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