In Maine, there’s a deeply ingrained sense that you can always get a little more use out of something.~Tim Sample
A warm welcome to Beth of Wandering Dawgs who is hosting the challenge this week. Her theme is perfect for those of us who have been staying close to home for the past few months or even longer.
Last week, Rich and I took a little trip to York, Maine, a seaside town further up the coast. In many ways, I felt like I was stepping back in time as we walked along the rugged Maine coast pounded for centuries by fierce Atlantic winds and tides. On our walk, we took several paths along the water–the Fisherman’s Walk, the Cliff Walk, and ended at the Hartley Mason Reserve.
All along the coast, we saw clusters of homes nestled among the trees …
…and fishing boats like the SS Judy Marie shown here…
And driftwood and rocks weathered by the tides.
We ended our walk at the Hartley Mason Reserve, a 4-acre park with views of York Harbor Beach. I especially loved this sculpture of tiny figures, all wearing bright red scarves. In the background, you can glimpse the beach and coastline.
This little excursion refreshed both of us and made us eager to take more day trips. We’re planning to return to Crane’s Beach this week in Ipswich, Massachusetts–a beautiful spot that we haven’t seen in dozens of years. My fingers are crossed that my camera is still functioning after a major technical problem and a series of fixes. Hopefully, the firmware update works…
Thanks to all who joined last week’s challenge and shared your beautiful and memorable special moments with us. And a special thanks to Beth for leading us this week. I’m looking forward to seeing the places you’ve visited for a change in scenery. Please remember to link to Beth’s original post and use the Lens-Artists Tag.
Next week it’s my turn to lead our challenge, so please stop by here and join the fun on Saturday, March 27th at noon.
In closing, thank you, as always, for your continued participation, support, enthusiasm, and creativity, which inspire us! Have a wonderful, creative week and please stay safe.