Monthly Archive: October, 2014

Bogs Brook Cove Reserve, Maine

There are a number of excellent reserves along the northern Maine coast as I found out, but as I was eager to keep moving in order to ensure I had enough time in… Continue reading

Roque Bluffs State Park, Maine

I got to Roque Bluffs State Park late in the evening. I had hoped there might be an out of the way place for me to sleep there but that didn’t seem to… Continue reading

A Magical Hike in Great Wass Island Preserve

As I mentioned in my previous post, the hike through the Great Wass Island Preserve was recommended to me by Arnold, owner of Crossroads Farm. And again, it was one of the best… Continue reading

A Zucchini, Two Bulbs of Garlic, and The Best Recommendation Ever

As happens I found myself in need of some fresh vegetables so I followed a sign for Crossroads Farm Stand, which turned out to be located three miles down a dirt road. I… Continue reading

Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park and My Arrival in Blueberry Country

My next stop was Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park. I intended to do some hiking there but the day of my arrival I ended up not particularly feeling like it so, while I… Continue reading

A Belfast Surprise and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge

Belfast was a smallish town I happened across while driving north along Route 1. Spotting a local food co-op I pulled over to resupply on some dry goods. It was a normal shopping… Continue reading

Lighthouses of Maine: Nubble Light, Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, Marshall Point Lighthouse, Owls Head Light, Dyce Head Lighthouse

Maine has a lot of lighthouses. Like, a lot. I didn’t visit every one but I did visit quite a few which resulted in literally thousands of pictures of lighthouses. However I don’t… Continue reading

Birch Point State Park, Maine

Birch Point State Park was another place that captured my heart. Although really just a small stretch of shoreline, the park’s basalt-rimmed cove tucked into the towering conifers was a spectacularly beautiful place… Continue reading

Fort William Henry, Maine

Originally built in 1692 near the perimeter of French Acadian territory, the fort was intended to shore up the Massachusetts colony and provide a strategic point of defense along the mid-coast of Maine.… Continue reading

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Maine. Or, Maybe I Like Visiting Lighthouses to Look at Rocks.

Pemaquid was one of my favorite lighthouses I saw in Maine. The structure itself is great – particularly the tower – but the setting is fantastic. The dramatic angles of the basalt and… Continue reading