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Back from a Maine coast visit for a couple of weeks hauling back a few views to share.   The ocean, house, family, sailing, biking here, hiking and small town charm running up coast between Penobscot Bay and Blue Hill Bay is always appealing and never disappointing.  We find it a visually perfect balance with our CO Mountains.  Now if we could only push these two states together we’d have all our needs met without the delay of travel.  Yup, that would work just fine

 

Our annual 4th of July Parade at Brooklin with the local band playing as the little ones march by:

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Some backyard views out to Eggemoggin Reach:

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Table for two in the front yard woods:

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Views around the town landing:

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Bar Harbor:

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Blue Hill views:

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Stonington:

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Something you don't normally view in these waters as I catch Betsy putting glass on some

fellow windsurfing.  Water is awful cold, wind is picking up and he’ll be out in the deep water channel

soon…all without a lifejacket  

 

...thankfully I didn't have to run out and tie a line to him

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Maine's summer will parade on without us for now…

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Wow, look at the clouds forming on the lee side of the small islands (just above the Blue Hills shot), usually you can see that on larger islands with a much larger hill.

 

In a plane you can often follow "cloud streets" to a source of lift (in a glider) .. or an island over the ocean.

 

Nice pics.  Make me long for Maine.  Younger kid sez to me .... I'm flying out tonight on Bar Harbor, wonder why they call it that.

 

Me .... cause when the pilots come out of the bar across the street they usually end up in the harbor ..

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Great pics Don - thanks for sharing!

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I've never been to Main.  I mosdef should make it a "must do"!

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A little bump for some additional pics of September 2011: MAINEly Views.  

 

Some shots follow from sea as well as hiking around Deer Isle and Isle au Haut.  Beautiful time with crisp air, white sea caps, the smell of warming stoves all under bright sun while watching the Lobstermen of Stonington haul in around 14 million pounds of Lobster (we ate half that ;)

 

First time without beloved Millie (the Dog Pic Thread) who always kept a keen eye while pointing us in the right direction be it on peer or path...we sure miss that beautiful black lab.  

 

Betsy and I will eventually head back to CO as our thoughts of skiing are starting to push back cycling and tall sailing ships biggrin.gif

 

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snow will come soon...

 

 

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Beautiful pictures!!

thanks for sharing.

 

The only problem is while that water looks inviting, just a toe dip will tell you.......NOT!!

And I am a northeasterner!

 

 

A quick dip is all that I could handle in those summer maine waters.

That wind surfer is a COOL DUDE for sure!

 

Where's  George with his "shrinkage" when you need him?

 

L.

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Originally Posted by DonDenver View Post

 

 

 We find it a visually perfect balance with our CO Mountains.  Now if we could only push these two states together we’d have all our needs met without the delay of travel.  Yup, that would work just fine

 


It's already been done.  It's called Washington.  

 

Beautiful pictures.  They look just like the San Juan Islands except there aren't any mountains in the background.

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The only problem is while that water looks inviting, just a toe dip will tell you.......NOT!!

 

A quick dip is all that I could handle in those summer maine waters.

 

Actually L, we're going into that patch of water in the above that had the sand entry this week.  It's not too bad right now around a measured 63 degrees and what the docs have ordered me to do to help quicken my recovery.  However, while the properties of ocean waters are healing...it will require several dip and repeats to stay ahead of the shivering and "shrinkage"  redface.gif  Come to think... will Betsy notice?!  eek.gif  biggrin.gif  

 

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It's already been done.  It's called Washington.  

 

Beautiful pictures.  They look just like the San Juan Islands except there aren't any mountains in the background.

P:  I forgot writing that original muse last summer when I bumped this thread to add this years pics.  I remember now thinking back then of how neat it would be to have Maine and CO somehow pushed together...say at the continental spine of the rocky mtns.  Wow, Maine coastal waters and CO Rocky mtns.  But as you mention Washington...I must say you've got it pretty damn close out there.  Good catch!   

 

 

 

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 Wow, Maine coastal waters and CO Rocky mtns.  But as you mention Washington...I must say you've got it pretty damn close out there.  Good catch!   

 

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Posaune, be quiet!  There are enough folks already on the North Left Coast..  Okay, Betsy and Dave can come out and play too.

 

Great pics Don.  Maine has the thickest trees I have ever seen.   Like Posaune home is about a1/4 mile from Puget Sound.  We got nothing on Maine for trees! Ours are bigger, yours are thicker. And Maine is the only place I have ever seen lobster on a MC DONALD'S menu.

 

If there was more developed skiing in the Olympics, Squim would be the biggest ski town in the world.

 

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Water was actually pretty warm down by us -- East Boothbay -- this August. I swam twice, hadn't been in in years.
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no pictures of Don being viciously attacked by larry the lobster????  

 

No video of Betsy explaining the attack and the subsequent injuries incurred during the attack wink.gif

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no pictures of Don being viciously attacked by larry the lobster????  

 

No video of Betsy explaining the attack and the subsequent injuries incurred during the attack wink.gif

Funny Ron but we actually talked about your infamous bear boxing while hiking a deep woods trail two days ago.  Right at the trail head we read a sign: "Wear bright orange vests,bear hunters in woods".  

 

Of course we're clothed in technical browns and blacks...but I thought we'd make it out alive wearing my bright white Oakley Jawbones...I mean, what bear would be wearing white cycling Jawbones?  I did however reconsider that statement when we heard both rifle and semi-automatic rounds in the distance...what bear wouldn't be wearing white cycling Jawbones to "blend in".  

 

Betsy and I double timed it the hell outta theeere  eek.gif 

 

A less dense and dark hike w/o hunters or bears to box was found at Blue Hill (mountain):

 

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Edited by DonDenver - 9/18/11 at 2:04pm
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For our friend deliberate1...

 

...looking at your current profile pic we had just walked down that long drive to see your tractor parked.  I was hoping to find the keys in the ignition to "borrow" it  wink.gif

 

Had some chores to finish that included tree cutting and trimming as well as pulling all the mess back up to either split or burn...could've used that fine looking machine to haul about:

 

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Of course my reward for the work was seeing this unusual Sun at set up the reach:

 

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I've never been to Main.  I mosdef should make it a "must do"!



Now this is funny!  I am looking at my post from a year ago and have to smile at my grammatical/geographical error.

 

I'd mainly, like to go to Maine!  

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Thanks for sharing Don!

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