July 15, 2021 – Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge – Maine

Yesterday Gus and I Adventured to the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells, Maine. The Refuge is located on the coast of Maine and has over 9,000 acres. It was established in 1966 in order to protect salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. The Refuge was named after Rachel Carson who was a famous marine biologist, author, and environmentalist.

We had a mosquito filled adventure to the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. I decided to take Gus on his own Adventures yesterday, while Wilma was relaxing at Grandma and Grandpa’s spa! I feel this is important for him to increase his independence as he is much more comfortable when Wilma is by his side. Today we traversed the Carson trail, an only one mile loop, however the only dog friendly trail in the Refuge. The trail was well groomed, curved through the pines and had numerous look out areas along the marshes. It was a little dark out but there was lots of green on the path, we found mushrooms, and of course enjoyed checking out the water views. Gus was very nervous with all people, often trying to run from them, poor guy. I worked on building his confidence and getting him more comfortable, and besides a couple nervous moments he loved walking and exploring. My plan was to walk the loop several times but the mosquitos were brutal. I guess I should have worn bug spray, however I survived! Glad to finally check out the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuse (Rating: 3)

Comfy Naps at Grandma and Grandpa’s Spa!

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