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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Saturday Snapshots


Snapshots from vacation over the years in Maine...

The Northwoods area, Moosehead Lake...




 Acadia National Park

Lobster boat at work







Sebago Lake, where we stay



 Dinner!
 


Portland Docks


Portland Head Lighthouse


You can see more Saturday Snapshots @ West Metro Mommy Reads!


39 comments:

  1. Oh, it does look so beautiful, and very rural. I tend to think of America as one big city, which is silly, because I know it's not! My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/LAe6cu

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    1. Lots of wide open expanses here, Christine!

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  2. We have been to Maine twice and both times the trip was amazing. We didn't make it to Acadia, but we did visit Portland Head Lighthouse (I remember because I drew it while we were there.) Look at that sky in those photos. So beautiful.

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    1. I love how the fog rolls in and out, Deb. So atmospheric!

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  3. Oh yes! I want to visit!! Love the moose, the lobster, the lighthouse, the dock... Okay guess I like all of the pics. :-)
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Absolutely no place like Maine, Martha! Moose inland and lobster on the coast, and the fog!

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  4. Some lovely shots. How amazing to come across a moose.

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    1. This female moose we caught up with on a boat trip we took on Moosehead lake. We sat and watched her eat for quite awhile. They are beautiful! Stick their heads underwater and pull up vegetation and slowly chomp on it. Reminds me of our Labrador Retrievers! They put their whole heads under to look for things and have the big loose moose lips!

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  5. What a great moose shot! I've always wanted to visit Acadia.

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    1. Acadia is paradise! If you ever get to go don't forget the lonely little part of it up further north at Winter Harbor, Schoodic Point its called. We stayed a week in a cottage there and it was lovely!

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  6. I have loved reading and seeing movies set in Maine...and want to visit someday. Until then, thanks for sharing your great photos.

    And for visiting my blog.

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  7. We have been looking for a moose there for years!

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    1. We saw this one on a boat trip Patty on Moosehead lake. We did see another female that trip way back on a back road and she had twins with her.

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    1. I hate to come home when we are there, Irene!

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  9. These are *so* beautiful! I've wanted to go to Maine for years so it's lovely to see some real life photos of where you've been!

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    1. One of my favorite places, Cath. You have to put it on your absolutely do list next trip over!

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  10. Lovely Peggy, if only I could 'beam' over. I just had to pin that gorgeous lighthouse!

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    1. It is a grand place to walk around and hike but the lighthouse isn't open to the public :(

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  11. Wonderful pix, Peggy. LOVE that moose!

    I also love Maine though I've only ever been there once, many years ago. We stayed in Kennebunkport in a beautifully quaint bed and breakfast on a small inlet. It was absolute perfection.

    We also stopped in Vermont and New Hampshire and took a whale scouting tour - though no whales ever breached, we did see the tip of a fin. I loved being out on the water regardless.

    I must say though that my husband and my daughter were not as thrilled with the weather as I was. I love the cool summer - they wanted to swim but it was too chilly. I was in seventh heaven. My kind of summer.

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    1. Yvette, I want to retire there but my husband isn't enamored with the weather either. He wants a southern beach and warm! He did swim at Orchard Beach and I sat in a lounge all covered up! But there's nothing like the atmosphere in Maine!

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  12. Simply gorgeous! I would love to see a moose!

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    1. I am thrilled each time we see one!

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  13. What an absolutely beautiful area. I'd so love to see a moose too. I lived in Canada for 2 years and never saw one.... Perhaps I need to go to Maine instead? Bonus lobster....

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    1. Louise, it is beautiful and really its just luck to come upon a moose. They stay way back in the brush.

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  14. I can't imagine seeing a moose up close. Great shots. Here's Mine

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    1. She didn't even seem to notice us! Just kept on eating. Probably thought those darn tourist!

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  15. Beautiful country. My first thought was lobster!

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    1. My husband eats himself silly with lobster each time we go. I'm amazed he hasn't grown claws yet! And he always brings some home in a cooler. At $3.99 or $4.99 a lb. you can't go wrong.

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  16. Maine is one of my favorite places! Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  17. I wonder if you'd see moose now. Lots of press about the disappearance, at least from New Hampshire, and I'd bet Maine as well. Very sad.

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    1. I had not heard about that Nan. You can see from the date stamp that photo was taken in 2004. Do they say why they think they are disappearing?

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    2. Just did some checking and I see the moose are down because of ticks and shorter winters in NH. But Maine is citing higher numbers of moose this year - 76,000.

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    3. I heard somewhere that deer have learned how to deal with ticks (grooming??) but not moose. They do seem to be traveling north where it is colder. NH has invested all this advertising stuff into moose - we even have what is called a 'moose plate.' I saw in the paper there is still a moose hunt this year so it can't be a dire problem yet.

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  18. I've always wanted to visit Maine - thank you for the armchair trip!

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  19. Pat, Those are some awesome photos. The first moose I ever saw was in Maine:)

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  20. Peggy Ann, lovley pics and I am green with envy about eating the lobster ... my favourite that I haven't had for ages! Cheers

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  21. Jealous of those lobsters. Hard to get a good one in Tennessee.

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