Cynthia - photo by Reno Checchinato Edition #12, 10 March 2008

Hello, my name is Cynthia. I am a mermaid from the waters of New England. Thank you for visiting my website. I post a new article here every two weeks.

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York Beach, Maine

Near the southwestern tip of Maine you will find The Yorks which includes York Village, York Harbor, and York Beach. Not far away is Cape Neddick, home of the often photographed Nubble Light (Cape Neddick Lighthouse). A map of The Yorks is available here.

York Beach is not a large city, and you may pass it by without much thought. Slow down, and take a closer look. You will find that York Beach is a great place to spend your precious vacation time.

Let's start with the beaches. Long Sands and Short Sands are both popular beaches. Enjoy the summer sun, or cool off in the water. York Beach also features an arcade and carousel to keep the young ones happy.

Maine's largest zoo, York's Wild Kingdom is located on Route 1 in York Beach. The zoo features North American cougars, a walk-through aviary, the Australia collection, elephant shows, and a haunted house. Expect the zoo to open for its 2008 season in late May.

Nubble Light House - York Beach, ME Another major attraction, Funtown Splashtown U.S.A. can be found on Route 1 in nearby Saco. Funtown features rides for all ages as well as games, refreshments, and gift shops. Be sure to try the Astrosphere, a ride that combines the speed of the Scrambler with music from Electric Light Orchestra. The attractions in Splashtown include the Mammoth family raft ride, the Liquid Lightning continuous river slide, Portland Pirates Paradise, and two tunnel slides with the names Splish and Splash. Any ride named Splash as got to be good! The 2008 season begins on May 10th.

Two restaurants in York Beach are worth special attention. In addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Goldenrod is famous for its salt water taffy. Desserts are made with their own ice cream. The menu includes a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, and daily specials. The restaurant is currently closed for the winter, and will reopen in late May.

Fox's Lobster House is a great place to sample the local cuisine. While you enjoy your meal, you will also enjoy an excellent view of the ocean and the Nubble Lighthouse. Be sure to save some room for one of their delicious desserts.

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Until next time, I wish you peace, love, and calm seas. Please share these articles with family and friends.

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People see me in the water on occasion. I will use this space to share these encounters. In some parts of the world, mermaids are known as sirens. People from the world over come to New England.

Woman: Wow, you are a siren!
Cynthia: Yes.
Woman: You are very beautiful.
Woman: I am fascinated of you.

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Cynthia near dock: Reno Checchinato
Nubble Light: Webshots

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