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‘Bold Coast’, Maine — My Next Adventure.

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If you are a regular visitor to this blog it would have been hard to miss my passion for ‘Acadia‘. The ‘Bold Coast’, which starts about 60-miles to the NE of ‘Acadia‘ (as in ‘Bar Harbor‘) is really an extension of that same enchanting landscape. Just more rugged & remote.

It is hard to believe but I only just discovered this area — & that thanks to ‘Facebook’. I gather it doesn’t get the attention because it is another hour further away from ‘Acadia’. But, I gather it is hiking paradise. So, I am off next week — on my own. Starting off in Acadia. Yes, that will be my 2nd trip to Acadia this year — & as such I can maintain my record of (at least) 2-trips to Acadia for a year record for the last 6 or 7 years.

This should be fun. Yes, I plan to take a picture or two. Yes, I will publish when I get back. Stay tuned.


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The Flauntable Benefits Of Being A Mistress In New Hampshire.

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I don’t know much about trucks — not having owned one since 1987. But, this looked pretty fancy, expensive & brand, spanking new. I only noticed the number plate much later.

WOW.

I had not realized that it was now OK to flaunt the fact.

I do NOT know whose it is, though it was at our beach. There was nobody there. Just I & the dogs. Maybe they were in the bushes, though I heard no noises & the dogs didn’t go sniffing.

I guess it is all relative. She obviously is very proud of it. Good for her.

That she could get that plate surprises & amuses I. Then again, as I chronicled here, I saw “BGFKNFM“, in Maine!

We also have “BJTOY” on a plate here — though you would run a mile if YOU saw who drives it.

Well, I guess each to their own. I wonder what HE thinks.

P.S., I do know of ALL the definitions of a ‘Mistress’ — but I doubt any school teachers still go around describing themselves as ‘mistresses’. SMILE.


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COVID-19 FREE Self-Test: IF You Don’t Like This YouTube Video You May Have COVID.

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I have heard/learnt that COVID-19 is like pneumonia — & I am an OLD hand at pneumonia. I have had plain ol’ pneumonia & ‘walking pneumonia’ so many times. Yes, I used to sickly. I could tell when I had pneumonia. You just felt lousy. You couldn’t see the bright side of anything.

So, IF that is the case. IF this video doesn’t uplift you … I am WORRIED. SMILE.

Enjoy. Life is good. Life is short. Enjoy life. SMILE — a LOT.


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Selfies At ‘Portland Head Lighthouse’ In Maine — My Favorite Lighthouse, I Think.

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Yes, you are free to steal these pictures.

Anura Guruge Portland Head Lighthouse August 2020


This was from our Wednesday, August 19, 2020 visit. My 3rd visit to the lighthouse in 4-weeks! Given that it is 90-minutes away (minimum), I must really like it to visit it that often. Yes, it has become my #1 favorite local destination.

Those that are familiar with this blog will know that I don’t post many selfies — & the ones I do are my patented ‘Selfies My Way‘, where I take a picture of myself in a mirror. This one, i.e., a normal one like what most people take, is probably only the 2nd this year (maybe the 2nd in many years). The other one was at Acadia — a few weeks ago. Yes, obviously a theme. I only take them in places that are real dear to my heart. SMILE.


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Bonus Lighthouse Picture From August 12, 2020.

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‘Portland Head Lighthouse’, in ‘Fort Williams’, ‘Cape Elizabeth‘, Maine. Last Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Last picture I took. SMILE.

Second visit to this park in two weeks. I spent about 2-hours on this last visit. Have only scratched the surface so far. Absolutely amazing place. Hard to beat for scenery. Blinking beautiful lighthouse.


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‘Cape Elizabeth’, Maine (By Portland) — V. Scenic, Rural, Historic & Lighthouse-Rich.

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This is ‘Cape Elizabeth’, Maine. Of course, from ‘Google Maps’.


For perspective. Not hard to find. Right next-door to Portland.


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Not, of course, as scenic as ‘Acadia‘ — but not too many places are. But, this area is NOT bad. Has the advantage that it is 3- to 4-hours CLOSER than Acadia. I discovered it for the first time two weeks ago. I was very impressed. Didn’t have much time to explore because we had started in York. So, I am going back to spend more time. I am sure I will find interesting places & things to do. That is I.

One thing I did notice. Never seen as many BIKES — as in push bikes — in one place. So, at least, cyclists share my appreciation.

P.S., Easy enough to get to. Just start off on famous ‘Route 1’.


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What Am I Thinking: How Many People Who Visit ‘Maine’ WONDER Where The Name Comes From?

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Yes, I started THINKING about it on my last trip to Maine, last week.

Yes, in the past it had briefly crossed my mind & I think I kind of assumed that it had to do with ‘MAIN’ — in some form.

But, the other day I really wanted to make sure. So, I went looking.

As you can see from the image above that there are NOW 3 theories. I, however, favor #2 — the French connection.

What do YOU think?

I am GLAD I found the Wikipedia entry. Otherwise I would have wasted my time putting that list together — when I do have other things to do.


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11.5-Hour Road-Trip In Southern Maine, July 29, 2020 — 3 Lighthouses, 2 State Parks & 1 Harbor.

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Given that COVID is preventing us from staying in hotels (& eating at restaurants) we have started doing WEEKLY one-day road-trips. We started with THE MARATHON to Acadia. Then, last week, it was Mount Kearsarge. This week, on Wednesday, it was back to Maine again, BUT not as far. There is so much to see, do & enjoy in Maine. And Southern Maine is just an hour away. So, this is what we did. It was fun. We had a blast.


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Is There A ‘York Harbor’ In New Hampshire? I Saw This One At ‘York Harbor’, Maine.

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Saw this in ‘York Harbor’, Maine. Made me smile.

I understand & appreciate the sentiment. Bravo. But, York is in Maine, NOT New Hampshire.

It is about 20-miles north of the border. I don’t think it was ever in New Hampshire. The river is a very clear marker.


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I Shot A Bald Eagle, In Maine (Timber Point) — Yesterday.

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Where I shot it.


WHAT?

YOU thought I shot it with ANYTHING OTHER than my camera?

Oh, dear! You still don’t know me do YOU. SMILE.

Plus, as I am always saying: “I am NOT TOTALLY STUPID, just partially stupid”! I also know most of the U.S. Laws. SMILE.

This was a TREAT. I hadn’t seen an eagle, properly, in years. WOW. They are always so majestic.

Crazy thing. It was been HARRIED by two large seagulls.


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