Tag Archives: Maine

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 […]

Dreaming of Summer

How are your vacation plans coming along? Everything up in the air thanks to COVID-19? Mine are. I wrote a rant for today, making light of some serious issues. My vacation probably won’t happen as planned this summer. The State of Maine is discouraging visitors by requiring them to quarantine for two weeks (and I […]

Favorite Shoes

I was tired. I needed new running shoes. It was hot. All in all, it was a bad combination, and I left the market feeling I had been ripped off. I paid too much for the shoes. It was the spring of 1990, and the market was Waterside in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. We had […]

Visions of Sunrise

Just some pictures today, taken at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, in August 2012.