Catching up in pictorial fashion

Busy, distracted, bored, dismayed. All explain why the blog is so pathetically out-of-date. And spending a bazillion hours creating an hour-long DVD that encapsulates our four cruising years aboard Ortolan; that was an epic undertaking that I will never do again. Maybe a year at a time, but more than that, no way Jose.

Because I know we have interesting news and events on the horizon, the blog gets a kick in the pants with a short (ha ha) photo presentation that will get you all caught up. Quickly yes, but not fully. Oh well; maybe it’s better this way.

Apologies to those who I omitted, those who I included :-), and for not including the one thing you perhaps wanted to see but since you can’t miss what you don’t know about, no worries then.

Presented chronologically beginning with VT/NY to visit with Benj and Lily mid-July; back to Maine’s coast with stops in Freeport, Bucksport, Trenton (near Bar Harbor); westward to Shelburne, NH, then at Lake Erie’s Evangola State Park approx 27 miles south of Buffalo; finally back east to celebrate Benj’s birthday Sept 2. I did leave out one small detour, but that is best saved for another day.

 

Crown Pt Historic Park overlooks Lake Champlain and the Vermont border

Crown Pt Historic Park overlooks Lake Champlain and the Vermont border

 

A young family of Eastern Kingbirds. Here's mama with food!!

A young family of Eastern Kingbirds entertained us one day. Here’s mama with food!!

 

My name is Freya, nice to meet you. Would you like a brew?

My name is Freya, nice to meet you. Would you like a brew?

Freya loves the cat emery board

Freya loves the cat emery board

 

dessert by Lily

Delicious coconut/raspberry dessert by Lily

Benj serves dinner

Benj serves dinner

 

gorgeous veggies at farmers mkt

Gorgeous veggies at Middlebury farmers market

 

multi MINIs in Middlebury

Multi MINIs in Middlebury

 

Daily Chocolate- soooo good

Daily Chocolate in Vergennes….. soooo good

 

Officers' quarters

Officers’ quarters at Fort Crown Point

 

Desert of Maine

Desert of Maine: created by Mother Nature

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out tiny cabin on the left- bathroom and storage on right

We visit cruising friends in Maine at their beautiful cabin on a lake

 

view out on the lake

Lake view off the cabin’s dock

 

Fort Knox - no money here

Fort Knox – no money here though

 

D battery and old wharf used to bring in granite

D battery and old wharf. Across the river is Bucksport

 

Penobscot Narrows Bridge- one of 3 cable-stayed bridges in US

Penobscot Narrows Bridge- one of 3 cable-stayed bridges in US, and one very tall observation tower

 

Maritime Museum in Searsport

Maritime Museum in Searsport

 

camera obscura- acts like your eye and a camera

Camera obscura

 

Tramp chair

Tramp chair-totally bizarre

 

All about the Tramp Chair and why we should look at Little Elva

All about the Tramp Chair and why we should look at Little Elva

 

the actual boat in the photograph- Little Elva

The actual boat in the photograph- Little Elva

 

recently returned from 3 months out

Recently returned to Castine  after 3 months out

 

tin man and pig mailbox

 

top of Cadillac mtn

Top of Cadillac Mtn, Acadia Nat’l Park on Mt Desert Island

 

Sand Beach from Loop Rd

Sand Beach- looking down from Loop Rd

 

Easy walk along boardwalk- Jesup Path

Easy walk along boardwalk- Jesup Path

 

 

along the ocean path that leads right into BH

Along the ocean path at Bar Harbor.. how many faces do you see?

 

crossing the bar to Bar Island near low

Crossing the bar to Bar Island near low tide

 

view from Bar Island- Terrace Grille, Amer glory

Looking at Bar Harbor from Bar Island. that American Glory (gosh, she is everywhere!)

 

somwhere in Schoodic

Somewhere in Schoodic

 

The Balsams

The Balsams at Dixville Notch

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boom pier Andoscoggin rvr

Boom pier Androscoggin River

 

boom pier sign

 

a motley hiking crew

A motley hiking crew near Shelburne, NH and why don’t they look as fresh as the hiker below?

 

we hiked a teeny section of the AT

Because they didn’t find the Trail Magic- see below 🙂

 

Non food trail magic

Along the AT good Samaritans leave various forms of Trail Magic

 

awesome meal and drink!!!

Awesome meal and drink!!! At SAaLT Pub, Gorham NH

 

we pose with Elvis

Eva, Elvis and I share a moment

breakfast on Sat

Breakfast on Saturday with my big sis 🙂

 

Sooooo good and huge!

Sooooo good and huge!

 

key lime pie donut

Key lime pie donut. One more place to check off the list!

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Lily and Benj share Liquid Chocolate on ice at Middlebury Chocolates

Lincoln Peak Winery

Lincoln Peak Winery

Moo as he rules the table

Moo rules the table and wins most photogenic. Freya was either serving beer or doing her nails at the time.

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Catching up in pictorial fashion

  1. These are so great, especially with your stories from you last visit to supplement them (especially that bridge!! No thank you haha). Also I didn’t realize it was the Yellow Deli who supplies the Trail Magic. They’ve got a few restaurants in VT, one of them being in Rutland where they’ve got hostel so it makes sense they’d advertise for it on the AT. Great photos!

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