December 8, 2015

Rockport, Maine ~ Limekilns

The remains of the limekilns.
All those old plaster walls
All those old bricks with mortar to hold them together
Rockport was once very industrious in lime making.
The railway ran above the kilns and the limestone was dumped into the kilns.
A mighty fire which needed huge amounts of wood would burn the limestone
until the powdery lime was left.

A Vulcan steam locomotive.
These powerful little locomotives helped bring the limestone to Rockport, Maine.

December 2, 2015

Rockport, Maine ~ Water travel

Pete's retreat?

Any kind of water craft will feel at home in Lockport, Maine

The lonely dingy.

November 30, 2015

Rockport, Maine

It's big
It's  red

Down by the sea would have special meaning living in this beautiful home.
Picture perfect!

Point of view...
How do they get into their vessels?
All tied up neatly in a row...

There is an easier way to get into their vessels!
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November 28, 2015

Rockport, Maine ~ Scenes

A busy little inlet.
Rockport, Maine

A little neglect
Can it be salvaged and made usable once again?

Quiet Sails

November 22, 2015

Mt. Battie Tower: Camden, Maine

All I could see from where I stood
Was three long mountains and a wood;
I turned and looked the other way,
And saw three islands in a bay.
                                                                         from Renascence by  Edna St. Vincent Millay

Atop of the mountains overlooking the ocean and connecting with Camden, Maine
is Mt. Battie, a WWI memorial.
After you climb the steps you can see forever.  

This is one of two place on the US east coast where the mountains meet the ocean.
Many writers and other artists find themselves drawn to Maine.  I can see why.
The views and the slower paced lifestyle bring about a creative flair.

From the other side atop the Mt. Battie memorial.
The mountains ramble on for as far as the eye can see.

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November 17, 2015

Camden Quaint

The waterfalls flow under main street and under this building.

It can be said Camden, Maine is dog friendly.
Fresh water and the occasional treat were readily available.

A familiar scene along the streets.
They seemed to converse, telling one another secrets.

A quaintness is exuded throughout Camden.

November 13, 2015

Camden, Maine

Looking for a little sail from the harbor?
Camden Maine is the place to check out!

My favorite little town in Maine.
Peaceful in the morning just before the boats leave the harbor.
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November 10, 2015

Desert of Maine

Who would've thought...a desert in the middle of Maine!
The story goes that a glacier once glided through here leaving this silt behind which is even 
finer than beach sand. After years of over use by the farmer Mr Tuttle the silt 
started to rise to the top of the farming soil and slowly took over the entire farm.  
The house was eventually over taken by the sand and was fully covered.

Take a walk through the trails or take a ride...whatever your liking.
Keep your eyes peeled for shining mica spec hidden in the sand.
...Very interesting!

November 7, 2015

Niagara Falls Hornblower and Maid of the Mist

Ride the Hornblower (red- Canada) or the Maid of the Mist (blue- United States) to see and feel the America Falls and the Horseshoe Falls.  

The yellow coats were feeling the mist from the America Falls.
You can pay to see and feel the falls from almost any angle.

The rainbow bridge expands from Canada to the United States.

On the Maid of the Mist you'll feel the power from the river currents.  
A little or a lot of the water will wind up on you!
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November 5, 2015

Niagara Falls, Ontario

The churning waters just before they slip over Niagara Falls.
This isn't a place you'd want to take a dip!

The power!
The roar!

From a distance
The maid of the mist was surrounded by ....  the mist!!

November 4, 2015

Niagara on the Lake Wineries

Grand entrances

Great architecture!

A fountain always add character!

Ice Wine always adds special twist!

The leading star of the Niagara wine region!

November 1, 2015

Dickinson Township

Kings Gap Garden Gate

Overlooking Cumberland County in Dickinson Township.

Yellow Breeches Creek in Dickinson Township
Color bursts!

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October 28, 2015

Kutztown University Rugby

There's no question who the owner of this vehicle supports!

Kutztown Rugby is nationally ranked and play tough to keep that distinction.
This part of the game has a technical name, but to me  -- I call it 'doing the spider'!

Their skills in obtaining the ball had no boundaries.
Their opponents this day - Army - also displayed some wicked skills.

The field goal kicks can happen literally from any spot on the field.
The kickers show their skills from all angles.
This kicker was a local (Carlisle) player, it was good to cheer on a local guy!

.....and Score!

October 27, 2015

Cumberland County Fall Colors

The colors pop and then POP!

With just the right amount of sun shining the colors almost hurt your eyes 
with their vibrance.

Even the dead weeds can't distract from the colors.

October 15, 2015

Whirlpool Jet boat

Another boat load of adventurers!
We were the adventurers just hours prior to this!
What a thrill!

The pictures do not do any justice to the real ride.
Will you get wet?
Not a spot will be dry!

Through the whirlpool!

October 14, 2015

Australian Labradoodle Travel Partners

Our Australian Labradoodles Daisy and Stella
They make each day a fun day!