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North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor September 24th 2012

Sunrise and Sunset It’s still dark but we’re going. Yes, sunrise on Cadillac Mt. Apparently when one is in Acadia you must do sunrise on the mt. We just dressed and were on the road by 5:45 A. M. The sky was getting brighter as we traveled along, would we make it! When we reached the summit the parking lot was almost full, it must be the thing to do. I took a picture of the people waiting to witness this every day event but somehow it felt special. There was a reverence about the crowd, an anticipation, of something special. And special it was. Many pictures. At 6:30am it was all over and we all went back to our everyday lives. We drove home to have a hearty oatmeal and walnut pancake breakfast then it ... read more
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it's here

North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor September 23rd 2012

Acadia It seems 7 am is the wake up time. There was a decent breeze and the air smelled of fresh salt water. The tide is out so rocks are exposed with seaweed draping over them. A contrast of mustard yellow and black. After some morning chores Oscar was content to just lay in bed so I took my chair, coffee and binoculars and resumed my pose of last night. No peace this morning though. I was watching a sea gull walking over the rocks in search of breakfast. He was very protective of his territory and I witnessed one very violent encounter. Then he resumed his food hunt and went into a tidal pool, looking around. He seemed to be doing a little dance then looking down in the water. It finally dawned on me ... read more
digging seagull
mussel shell in mouth

North America » United States » Maine » Wells September 22nd 2012

Unity, Maine I woke to the sound of pitter patter on the roof and knew it was a good day to travel. I am told this is typical Maine weather, can be socked in for days. They promise clearing this afternoon, rain tonight and sunny Sunday afternoon. We’ll see. I showered, dressed, walked Oscar and broke camp and was able to leave at 8:45. As we traveled north on 95 there was a sign that said, “Look for moose on roadway”. If there is a moose on the road, don’t think you’d miss it. I am heading north to Unity to go to the Common Ground Fair. It is billed as the organic gardener’s heaven and all newest and latest technologies will be available. Thought it might be like a small county fair and I could ... read more
Hobbit chicken house
the crowds

North America » United States » Maine » Wells September 21st 2012

Moody Beach, Maine It’s 8 pm and I’m exhausted! Oscar is already buried somewhere in the blankets. We started out slowly, the weather was overcast and in the 40’s so who wants to go to the beach and freeze. We did the big loop in the campground, leisurely had breakfast , then secured Pennelope and took off for the visitors center that I had spotted yesterday. They had a couple of nature walks that I couldn’t pass up but first Oscar had to have a run on the beach. We went to Wells Beach that allows dogs this time of year and we found it very inviting. Parking was easy (picture). I got between the lines and only took 2 place. We walked for over an hour than I got a cup of coffee and my ... read more
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different rocks

North America » United States » Maine » Portland September 19th 2012

Trying not to reflect too heavily as we get ready to make the last crossing of our cruise. Nostalgia is best saved for winter evenings when I'm finally going through the 10,000 photos. Portland has been a perfectly delightful place to linger and meet some of the most amazing folks, while waiting for fair west winds and pancake seas. Do I hear the old salts guffawing? Yeah, I know. Pancakes are for breakfast but not for describing the Gulf of Maine. What a wonderful experience to meet Debbie and John Howe. Their passion and expertise for global concerns and solar solutions at Howe Engineering has been very useful. On top of that, Debbie, as a competition Speed Walker, has treated me to my first offfical lesson and a new skill to add to the repertoire of ... read more
John and Debbie
Portland landscape
Cruisers Noshing

North America » United States » Maine » Portland September 10th 2012

As you know we have trouble letting go and why should we when we don't really have to? One new friend, Linda Anne from Rockport actually reappeared on her bicycle in Portland yesterday as she starts her holiday. Who knows, maybe she'll surprise us again and meet us when we cross over to Pubnico, NS, her hometown. So you're seeing a few more pics of great friends like Larry from Rockport, another bit of Plymouth and now into Portland, Maine.... read more
Sula coming ashore after sinking
Larry fishing at sunrise
Wonderful Linda Anne and her...

North America » United States » Maine September 9th 2012

Day 153……01/09/2012 Today we will head east to meet up again with our friends from Connecticut, Reg and Elaine. But before we do I will speak on Skype to my friend Mark back in England, seems he has some news and as it happens very good news. He has been to our house and sorted through countless boxes in the garage where our house contents are being stored, and has found the log books for the bikes, well done Matey, these can now be sent by courier to the nice lady in Newark docks and keep the customs boys happy, phew that is a relief, Mark will no doubt be requiring substantial recompense for his endeavours, and this will probably come in the form of vast amounts of water that has been infused with yeast, hops, ... read more
Lake George Steamer
Fort Henry Ghost tour
Fort Ticonderoga

North America » United States » Maine » Farmington September 4th 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 found me facing a relatively long day behind the wheel – MapQuest told me 245 miles and a little over 4 hours by using I-95 for about half the trip. Although the stretch of I-95 between Houlton ME and Howland ME is not marked as scenic in my atlas and is not as scenic as many, it is at least as scenic as some stretches so labeled and, regardless of the designation, is an enjoyable drive. The Troll Valley Campground in Farmington ME is a small campground about a mile from town and was sparsely populated even over Labor Day Weekend. There were few attractions on my “to do” list other than three day-long (or at least the better part of a day) scenic drives. One of the two attractions was the ... read more
“No Sir, That Stanley Steamer In Not For Sale.”
This Stanley Was For Sale WITH A Reserve
Singing, “One O’Clock, Two O’Clock, Three O’Clock Rock…”

North America » United States » Maine » Presque Isle August 28th 2012

On Tuesday morning, August 21, 2012, I was still savoring the delight of the whale watching trip of Monday afternoon as I readied the Pilgrim for the drive north to Presque Isle ME. The weather was just as good as my mood. I drove back up US 1 to Calais ME instead of taking a slightly shorter route the GPS had offered me. First, I knew US 1 had a good surface and, second, I wanted to see if nicer weather would give me a better impression of the community. It did not. US 1 from Florida north is, for the most part, a great drive. Most of the surface is good, and the scenery between towns is enjoyable. Irene, the GPS, gave me perfect guidance to the Neil E. Michaud Campground about a mile south ... read more
Ornate But Unidentified Church
Pleasing To The Eye
Small But Interesting

North America » United States » Maine » Cape Elizabeth August 22nd 2012

The title of this blog is in honour of ALL the businesses in Maine that have this terrible pun in their name (e.g. Maine-ly Quilts, Maine-ly Vinyl, Maine-ly Meat etc etc!). Believe me, there were many, many of them. Carla: Two Fridays ago we made our way from Vermont to New Hampshire and picked a spot in the White Mountains to camp overnight. The White Mountains have slightly higher peaks than the Adirondacks but we weren't to get any beautiful views from the top as our visit was drenched in rain, low cloud and drizzle. A brief break in the weather on Friday afternoon encouraged us to set out for a walk on a part of the Appalachian Way (a long distance East Coast walking trail) up into the hills to take in a water fall. ... read more
Paddle Boarding with the Weyrens (3)
A Day At OOB (4)
In the Van En Route to the Seaside

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