Although my goal is to post our Adventures the same day, or following day, I failed to reach that goal for this blog. However, I still am excited to share this Adventure.
On Monday Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to the Owls Head State Park, which hosts the Owls Head Lighthouse in Owls Head, Maine. The Lighthouse was built in 1825 is located high above the Penobscot Bay. There are two beaches in the Park, one with views of the Bay, and the other with views of Rockland.
We had a scenic Adventure to Owls Head State Park and the Owls Head Lighthouse on a beautiful sunny day. This was our last official Adventure of our weekend in Maine. Upon arrival we wandered over to the picnic area to find lovely views framed by a narrow beach. We decided to wander down the path to the right to the Owls Head Lighthouse. It was a tranquil spot, with several look-outs along the way. It did not take long to arrive at the Lighthouse. We were delighted to have the area all to ourselves slowly weaving up the ramp, and stairs to arrive directly underneath the Lighthouse. Owls Lighthouse is a unique lighthouse area providing sweeping views. After spending some time enjoy the picturesque location we headed back to the picnic area.
From there we ventured down the trail to the left, not quite sure what to expect. Another short trail which ended at a small beach. The beach was quite rocky, but provided some sand areas in between the numerous rocks. There were small cliff-like rocks adorned with evergreens. After exploring for a bit we sat and enjoyed the ocean breeze, Shadow rolling, and napping, while Wilma took part in some digging fun. A wonderful place to relax on a gorgeous day.
Our last stop at the Park was the Beach area, immediately adjacent to the parking lot. Yet another rocky beach making for some unpredictable footing. However that did not stop us from strolling around briefly to survey the area, and snap some photographs. Such a lovely Park, and Lighthouse in Owls Head. We are so glad we could explore this special area on our Adventure (Rating: 4).
Earlier this week I decided to add a “Lighthouses” category to my blog, which you can find under the “Menu”. We have been on so many amazing Adventures, and sometimes they can get lost within the blog as they were posted as long as one year ago. This will also provide those looking for lighthouses in New England more detailed information about our Adventures which may become your Adventures. I am excited to add this feature to my blog, and am planning on adding other categories in the future. Summer is a popular season for New England lighthouses. Hope you will find one or more that you can enjoy as well! Happy Adventures!
Today we Adventured to the Highland Lighthouse in North Truro, Massachusetts, part of Cape Cod. The Highland Lighthouse, which is also referred to as Cape Cod Light, is an active lighthouse and is the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Cape Cod. It was initially built in 1797, however was built again in 1831 and 1857. In season there are tours available and a gift shop.
We had a magnificent Adventure to the Highland Lighthouse on a dreary spring day. This Lighthouse does not disappoint as the view is almost immediately stunning! We had visited previously about three years ago with Shadow, Buster, and my Mom. Today’s Adventure began by walking down the path toward the Lighthouse. It was raining and we were pleased to see few other visitors. We arrived at the Lighthouse to take in the view, and then looped around and past checking out the other side. The path ended at a deck-like area with views of the ocean. Both Shadow and Wilma enjoyed some rolls in the grass and appeared pleased with this special location. We took our time, noticing the little details, including some budding branches along the path. The interesting twist to the Highland Lighthouse is that it is surrounded by a golf course requiring that you stay only on the assigned trail. We were glad that there were no golf balls flying over our heads, so that we could concentrate on the Lighthouse. The Highland Lighthouse is one of the most beautiful Lighthouses I have ever seen. Definitely do not miss it if you are in Cape Cod (Rating: 5).
April 2019, Today
If you regularly follow my blog, and the weekly/video photo I would recommend skipping on to paragraph three, specific to this week’s video/photo. I have decided to add a weekly video/photo section to my blog. This blog will display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.
So if you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy. We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven. It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.
So since the recent theme of our Adventures have included Lighthouses I decided to feature a photograph of Buster and Shadow that was taken at the Scituate Lighthouse, one of the most gorgeous lighthouses in New England. They are posing well, smiling regally, and capture a special memory of a scenic Adventure with my boys. If you view my blog you can read more about our Adventure at this location under the Massachusetts section of my blog. Do not miss a chance to visit this location!
Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, My Mom and I Adventured to the Nobska Lighthouse in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. This was our second trip to this Lighthouse as Shadow, My Mom and I had visited back in April 2017. The Nobska Lighthouse is located on the Southwestern tip of Cape Cod. It was established in 1826 but later rebuilt in 1876. The lighthouse tower is 42 feet in height, and is made of cast iron with brick lining.
We had a scenic Adventure to the Nobska Point Lighthouse on a gorgeous spring day. It was one of the first warm days of the season, causing us to take a little trip down to Cape Cod. Upon arrival were pleased to find parking, a feat that can be difficult during the summer months. We took some photographs and wandered around taking in the beautiful structure. Lovely views of the ocean and the sounds of the shore filled our senses. We decided to find a spot to sit and lounge, as my Mom, quite an amazing artist, captured the beautiful location in sketches. It was nice to relax in the sun, although a bit of a challenging experience for our little Wilma, always on the go! However Wilma did well and found some sticks to chew as we enjoyed some coastal therapy. Shadow seemed to enjoy the sun and checking out the view of the shore. Both pups had a moment of unease as the drone was launched, but recovered quickly and carried on.
After finishing at the Lighthouse we crossed the street to check out the view and snap some more photographs. The walk down to the rocks was a little steep so we decided to not venture down to the shore, but of course enjoyed some more photographs before heading back to the car. A memorable Adventure to the Nobska Lighthouse with perfect company (Rating: 4).
Yesterday, March 30, 2019
Yesterday we Adventured to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in Bristol, Maine. The Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park is located at Pemaquid Neck. It was built in 1827 but later rebuilt in 1935, reportedly due to poor construction. The official Park is open from May through October and includes: an art gallery, fisherman’s museum, an art gallery, and a learning center.
We had a late day Adventure to the stunning Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park. As usual, we were glad to visit in off-season, creating a peaceful scene, absent from the bustle of tourists. The Pemaquid Lighthouse was quite picturesque, offering up close and personal views. We started our visit exploring the Lighthouse, scenic benches along the way. As we sauntered past the lighthouse we quickly were drawn to the rocky shores, and crashing waves. We climbed a bit on the rocks, taking in yet another wonderful Maine coastline. There were several other small structures, and benches for picnicking under some trees. It was a small area, so we made sure to check out each spot, before looping back to the lighthouse. Shadow enjoyed some happy rolls, while I then entertained myself with many photos. My favorite you will see first, adorable Shadow and Wilma, ears a blowing! Definitely a wonderful visit to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park (Rating: 4).
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. Many of these Throwback Adventures will include our Buster, who was known for his crazy tail, his happy howl, and his zest for life. We miss him dearly…he is forever in our hearts!
Shadow, Buster, My Mom, and I visited the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in August of 2015. The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is a Lighthouse located in the Acadia National Park in Tremont, Maine. It was built in 1858, is 56 feet in height, and is made of brick. It is currently an active lighthouse.
We had a misty Adventure to the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, on a hair-curling kind of day. It was humid and foggy, the apparent theme of this Maine adventure. Upon arrival we started on the left side path that appeared to go into the tree canopy. We followed the disney-like stairway into the beautiful cliffside below. The rocks and views of the Blue Hill Bay were spectacular, even revealing a view of the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse from afar. After enjoying some posing and great spots along the rocks we headed back up the stairs to the Lighthouse trail.
We arrived to the Lighthouse with a crowd of others, causing us to spend some time waiting for some tourist free photography. The shoreline was rocky, perfectly brown in color. I do not recall all the little details of the spot, but definitely a special visit with the perfect company. I think it is likely that we will should visit again in the future. Maybe the sun will make an appearance next time!