October has been my favorite month just about everywhere I have ever lived and our sabbatical in Maine during said month has been no exception. We’re playing catch up with planning and mapping out the next stages of the trip, and there is writing happening in my head that will better elucidate the goings on of recent weeks. But for now, some pretty pictures and brief descriptors thereof will have to suffice.
“Lord I’m a fool for a lonesome train…”
In case you are unsure as to which method of transport to take to find the elusive Waldo.
I think it translates to: Get back, Jack. More or less.
Watching the wheels…
TIL that “sovvagn” is Swedish for “sleeping car”. How utterly appropriate for an abandoned, solitary train car.
For sale: Cozy little love nest. Vaulted ceilings. Open floor plan. Stairs a bit tricky, but only a couple of flights. Priced to move!
Tourist traps, like cliches, exist for a reason. Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are lovely, if a bit crowded, places to behold.
Not two minutes down the coastal path at Acadia, we found wild snapdragons. Here, Lance demonstrates their adorable snapping action! Rawr!
Leaf peeping with all the other suckers. But can you blame us on a day like this?
Not a great camera for distance, but this is the view of the partially submerged sandbar we had traversed earlier that morning (at low tide to avoid wet feet) to hike Bar Island on the far side. Taken from the top of Cadillac Mountain, Acadia NP.
1500 feet above sea level doesn’t seem like much to us Idahoans with our 12K+ peaks. But all things being relative and with the whole of the Atlantic on the horizon, it looks pretty impressive just the same.
Meanwhile, in Belfast…
My beloved blue dinghy.
Belfast Bay in breathtaking blue and pink our last night in the area. Thanks for the sendoff, Sky.
Saco to me…
Our first view of the Saco River, which is about 1000 feet away from Sweet Relief Farm, where we worked for a week before making it down through the woods to see this spot of serenity.
A good likeness.
Red orange veil.