Throwback Adventure – July 2016/November 2017 – Old Scituate Lighthouse

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing.

In July 2016 Shadow, Buster and I visited the Old Scituate Lighthouse, while in November 2017 Shadow, Wilma and I returned to visit the Old Scituate Lighthouse in Scituate, Massachusetts. The Old Scituate Lighthouse is also referred to as Scituate Light. It is a historic lighthouse which was built in 1811, later being purchased by the town of Scituate. It is located at Cedar Point in Scituate Harbor, and as expected is a popular location for painters.

We have enjoyed our trips to the Old Scituate Lighthouse. It is a special location, which allows a close-up view of a coastal New England Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is located directly on the shore, enabling visitors to go down to the water’s edge. It is gorgeous, and picturesque, providing a genuine New England experience. I loved our first visit to the Lighthouse, so decided to take some holiday photographs for our most recent holiday card. Therefore you may have a giggle or two as you view some humorous photographs, of course along with a fabulous landmark. I highly recommend a visit to this spectacular lighthouse in Scituate (Rating: 5).

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Throwback Adventure – August 2015 – Cadillac Mountain

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing.

In August 2015 Shadow, Buster, My Mom, and I visited Cadillac Mountain in Desert Island, located in Acadia National Park in Maine. Cadillac Mountain is at an elevation of 1530 feet, making it the highest point along the North Atlantic Seaboard.

We had had a mystical, magical, and quite an unexpected visit to Cadillac Mountain. Although Cadillac Mountain is known for sweeping, breathtaking views, our journey began on a fog filled day, leaving no view at all. The fog was mystical, and caused us to be drenched by the end of our visit. This did not cause a damper in our visit as it wonderful and unique visit, which left us with smiles, and precious memories. So as you see the photographs do not do this spot justice, they hold a special place in our hearts. The adventure was highly magical, and we do hope to visit on a sunny, and clear day in the future (Rating; 4)

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August 5, 2018 – Bump Bridge – New Hampshire

Today Shadow, Wilma, and I visited the Bump Bridge in Campton, New Hampshire. The Bump Bridge was originally built in 1877, before being rebuilt in 1972. It crosses the Beebe River.

We had a short adventure to the Bump Bridge, after a busy weekend of adventures and fun. The Bridge provided one car traffic,and allowed minimal visibility to drivers. Therefore we took several jogs through the Bridge, but did not linger inside. We ambled down the road a bit, attempting to find a photograph from the River. Finally we were able to locate a trail to the River, which definitely was appreciated. Shadow sat in the water, while Wilma provided some good entertainment with a bark and growl at her adorable reflection. The Bridge was very simple, but yet we were excited to cross of yet another Bridge from our White Mountain adventures (Rating: 3).

August 4, 2018 – Jackson Falls – New Hampshire

Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I visited Jackson Falls in Jackson, New Hampshire.  Jackson Falls is a Falls with cascades and plunges that is sourced from the Wildcat Brook.  It is especially popular in the summer when visitors can be found swimming in the pools.

Shadow, Buster, My Mom, and I had visited this Bridge previously, but unfortunately I was not able to locate the photographs from that trip (if I find them at a later date I will edit my blog with those additional photographs.).

Due to the rainy weather we were completely drenched by the end of our adventure to Jackson Falls. However, we could not resist exploring so we carried on through the rain.  There is no hike to Jackson Falls, as it is on the roadside, however there are mini trails with chairs and benches along the Falls.  We walked around, checking out the area, and luckily avoided any and all slips and falls on the wet rocks.  Even on a rainy day Shadow was eager to get in a dip on the water, while Wilma enjoyed posing on the bench.  We walked up to the top of the Falls to check out a unique bridge from afar.  I am assuming the Falls was higher then normal due to the overnight rainfall, and of course the summer season.  A simple stop, but yet we appreciated our adventure (Rating:  3).

August 4, 2018 – Honeymoon Bridge – New Hampshire

Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I journeyed to the Honeymoon Bridge in Jackson, New Hampshire.   The Honeymoon Bridge is a wooden bridge that was built in 1876, (while the sidewalk was added at a later date).  It spans the Ellis River.  The Honeymoon Bridge obtained its’ name from the tradition of lovers kissing under the bridge, in hopes of bringing on good luck.

Shadow, Buster, My Mom, and I had visited this Bridge previously, but unfortunately I was not able to locate the photographs from that trip (if I find them at a later date I will edit my blog with those additional photographs.).

Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I had a very soggy adventure to the Honeymoon Bridge.  The rainy weather scared away most of the visitors which gave us the opportunity to explore without distractions.  We parked at the nearby gift shop, and walked over to the bridge.  Although I was glad to see the sidewalk on the Bridge, both Shadow and Wilma were a little thrown by the zooming of cars shaking the Bridge.  However, with some encouraging we all made it through.  After traversing the Bridge we posed on the opposite side, and attempted some additional photographs.  Shadow enjoyed some rolling around in the grass, and a quick nap, which always brings a smile to my face.  We enjoyed our visit to the Honeymoon Bridge, even on this dreary, rain filled day (Rating:  3).

 

August 4, 2018 – New Hampshire – Thompson Falls

Today Shadow, Wilma, and I visited Thompson Falls in Pinkham’s Grant, New Hampshire.  We have been on this trail before, but this was our first trip to the waterfall.  Unfortunately I was not able to locate the photographs from the previous trip (if I find them at a later date I will edit my blog with those additional photographs.). Thompson Falls is a three level waterfall, totaling almost seventy feet in length.  It is sourced from the Thompson Brook, which flows down Wildcat Mountain.

We were happy to start this adventure with the pouring rain beginning to dwindle.  Our journey began at the Wildcat Mountain parking lot, before we soon located the Wildcat Nature Trail.  We followed the Nature trail, and quickly found signs to the Thompson waterfall.  The trail was clear and well marked.  It was heavily packed with roots, gradually sloping upwards.  The deluge of rain overnight led to a muddy trail, almost a mini waterfall of its own.  We walked for a bit before arriving at a stream, tearing through the trail.  I decided to take off my sneakers and cross this stream carefully.  Miss Wilma had no interest in this unexpected detour, so somehow I able to pick her up and make it across, without tumbling into the water.  We continued our journey to the Falls.  A large amount of the trail ran parallel to the Thompson Brook, creating a beautiful song, and increased anticipation for the Falls.

On arrival to the Falls, it definitely did not disappoint.  We were able to get in close proximity, the mist spraying on our face.  The Waterfall was quite powerful, creating a thunderous sound.  We stood for awhile taking photographs, and enjoying the magnificent view.  Wilma appeared to pose on the rocks, while Shadow took a little dip in the Brook, before sitting calmly nearby.  We took our time taking in the smells, sounds, and sights, cherishing yet another adventure.

The Thompson waterfall was gorgeous, and peaceful.   I would definitely recommend to others (Rating:  4).

August 3, 2018 – New Hampshire – Squam Bridge

Today Shadow, Wilma, and I visited the Squam Bridge in Ashland, New Hampshire.  The Squam Bridge was built in 1990, funded mostly by individuals, companies, and benefit events, while just partly funded by the town of Ashland.  The Bridge spans the Squam River as it flows from the Little Squam Lake.

We enjoyed our trip to the Squam Bridge on this hot and humid day.  This was my second time visiting the bridge as Shadow, Buster, my Mom, and I had visited one time previously.  The Bridge was located on a quiet road, allowing minimal traffic.  Upon arrival we parked in the adjacent parking lot, and sauntered over to, and across the Bridge.  We walked through the sidewalk on the side of the Bridge, always a picturesque feature.  After crossing the bridge we found a boat launch, perfect for a dog friendly swim, and some unique side-angle photography.  We spent some time relaxing in the area before heading back through the Bridge.  After finishing at the Bridge we wandered around the area, including checking out a nearby marina.  It was definitely a warm day, so we kept our visit short, before heading off to our next adventure (Rating:  3).

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