Category Archive: beaches

Glass Bottom Boat to Flowerpot Island, Fathom Five National Marine Park

I happen to love boat rides. Plus I’m fascinated by underwater archaeology and seeing shipwrecks. And – as I mentioned in my last post – I was very much looking forward to experiencing… Continue reading

Bruce Peninsula National Park, Part 1: Burnt Point Trail and the Blue-Green Waters of the Georgian Bay

I’m not sure exactly when it as that I first saw a photo of the Bruce Peninsula – though it was definitely sometime prior to the beginning of my travels more than 5… Continue reading

Weekend with Nick, Part 2: Lighthouse Day

Our mission for our second and last day with Nick and Emanuelle was a survey of some of the iconic lighthouses and quaint fishing villages that dot the coast. Ideally I would have… Continue reading

Weekend with Nick, Part 1: Acadia National Park

Our last few days in Maine were spent with Tom’s son Nick who came up for the weekend from New York with his friend Emanuelle. We initially met up for a late night… Continue reading

The Schoodic Peninsula and an Encore at McClellan Park

Our day on the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park was a mistake. When I’d visited Maine 4 years ago I happened upon an awesome hike in the Great Wass Island Preserve that… Continue reading

A Visit to Campobello Island and Tea with Eleanor

Campobello Island, a Canadian island located just off the coast of northern Maine, is a place I’ve wanted to visit for quite some time, both to explore the rocky coastline and to visit… Continue reading

Welcome to the Bold Coast: Boot Head Preserve and West Quoddy Lighthouse

From New Hampshire we headed north to the upper coast of Maine to spend a week hiking, lighthouse-viewing, and sunset-watching. Having gotten a taste of the dramatic cliffs, wild blueberry bushes, crashing waves,… Continue reading

Coastal New Hampshire

After our visits in southern New England I had planned for us to stay on the coast of New Hampshire for a week. I first visited the area 4 years ago and really,… Continue reading

Lounging by Lake and Sea: Vacation Days at Sam Rayburn Reservoir and Galveston

After our build in Beaumont, we had a full 7 days before we were due at our next build in La Grange, a town located a couple hundred miles to the west. Normally… Continue reading

Beginnings: Celebrating the New Year on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Beginning is difficult, and our procrastination is a fine ever-present measure of our reluctance in taking that first close-in, courageous step to reclaiming our happiness. Perhaps, because taking a new step always leads… Continue reading