Strolling Through Old Montreal

I’m not saying Tom was right about me loving Montreal, but I will admit that when he suggested we stop on our way west I was fairly indifferent. While I do love history… 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

Hiking the Cutler Coastal Trail

Our hike in the Cutler Coastal Preserve was one of the best trails I’ve done on the Maine coast. Similar to our hike at Boot Head, we began by crossing maritime woodlands until… 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

The Fishing Town of Lubec, an Exploration of Jasper Beach, and a Great Evening at Machias River Brewing Company

The few days we spent exploring Campobello Island, West Quoddy Lighthouse, and Boot Head Preserve we camped in the town of Lubec, Maine, famed for being the easternmost incorporated town in the U.S.… 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

Five Years

Five years is a long time. Things change. Friends have become parents and become parents again. Children have grown up. People have moved to different towns and states, sold houses and bought new… Continue reading