Tag Archives: Maine

Another Early Morning

It’s Monday, and what better way to start the week than some early morning beach scenes taken at OId Orchard Beach, Maine. September is almosrt here, sSchool is about to start, and churches are gearing up their fall programs. All of which means the end of Summer. I don’t think any of us wants to […]

Visions of Sunrise

What better way to start a Monday than with the sight of the sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean in Maine earlier this month? Today’s pictures were all taken August 7, between 5:34 and 5:38 a.m. EDT.

Dreaming Of Summer

It is almost time for my annual vacation in Maine, where one of the highlights is eating local lobster. None of them look like this one though. I realize now I should have put something on the display case at the Canadian Museum of Nature so you could get a grasp of the size of […]

Who Is That Masked Man?

It feels so weird to be wearing a face mask again.  Forthe first two weeks of the month I was in Maine, and no-one on the beach was wearing a face mask. After all, the risk and likelihood of COVID-19 transmission in such an outdoor setting was very low.  Indoors masks weren’t in evidence either. […]

Lighting Up The Sky

They will be doing it again tonight. Thursday night fireworks are a summertime tradition in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Thousands gather to watch. The first of our two weeks in Maine this year the show was disappointing. Only about two thirds the usual length, we wondered if the display had been curtailed due to COVID.  There […]

The Answer Is…

What were those blue things in yesterday’s post? Rubbber (I think) mats that have replaced the boardwalk in some parts of Old Orchard Beach. Less slippery when wet, and easier for wheelchairs.

What Is This?

On vacation in Maine for the first time since 2019, I saw a few things that were new to me. I took today’s two picturesof something new that impressed me. There were new buildings of course, and old ones gone. Prices had gone up. COVID has affected society, with some businesses closed – but some […]

On The Beach

It is 6 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and everyone on the beach was a smile on their face. Quite simply, there is no place they would rather be – even at this early hour.  I feel the same way. It was been 102 weeks since I last stood on this beach – 714 days. […]

Lights In The Sky

I was thinking Thursday evening how I would ordinarily at that time been walking by the ocean in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, on my way into town for the weekly Thursday night fireworks. Not this year though. I texted a friend who lives there, wondering if indeed, in this age of COVID-19, the fireworks were […]

Wish I Was There…

I’m not on the beach in Maine today, as travel plans ave been disrupted by the pandemic. Has your summer vacation been impacted too? Back in March I realized this was a possibility, so there as been time to accept the new reality, and hope that in 2021 things will be better. Today though I […]