Tag Archive | Maine

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

by Anura Guruge


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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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The Lupines Of New Durham, New Hampshire — June 11, 2020.

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It is Maine, next door, about 35-miles away as the crow flies, that is famous for its abundant extravagance of Lupines. But, we have some small patches too — like this, off Route 11, in New Durham. My pictures don’t do them justice. It was raining, dark & misty. So, the colors are washed out. But, I am sure you can appreciate what a sight they are. Enjoy.


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‘Blow The Man Down’ (2019) Amazon Movie — Decent Story, ‘Poorly’ Produced, ‘David Coffin’ Was A Waste.

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With no cricket being played, anywhere in the world, I am kind of lost. So, I am forced to watch movies on Amazon during my TV time. Hence, this movie.

It is set in Maine and the description was fairly enticing. It was an ‘OK’ movie. It could have been better.

Having ‘David Coffin‘, THE MAN from Revels (Cambridge) was a treat & a kick. I did NOT know he was going to be in it, but I recognized him as soon as he appeared. Ironically, I am not sure why they had him in the movie! I could be very wrong BUT I am not sure he added anything. His sea shanties, all of which I was familiar with, were incongruous in this movie — in my opinion. They were loud and made the movie seem unnecessarily heavy-handed and dark.

That it was in Maine and that it revolved around lobstering was cute. Liked that.

Story was OK. Not great. Production was BAD. It could have been muck slicker and having David Coffin was a waste! Sorry.


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — March 8, 2020, Falls River, Massachusetts.

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Taken with my Canon EOS RP.

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Reid State Park Maine Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


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Maine Restaurants/Bars Still Open For St. Patrick’s Day Partying — COVID-19 Be Damned.

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OPEN — for now.
I just called (11:30am).

“Warren’s Lobster House”, Kittery, Maine — OPEN.

 


I just checked. I just called.

Occurred to me last night that I had heard NOTHING about restaurant/bar closures in Maine.

Yes, we are closed — and I knew that was coming.

Massachusetts, of course, was one of the firsts to close …

Maine is really just across the border from MA — just a quick 12-minutes drive through NH.

Kittery & York, on the border, has some great places to eat and be merry.

So, let the partying begin.

I might have to go to Maine just to show my support and solidarity.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.


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