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 – 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 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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July 28, 2018 – New Hampshire – Thorne Pond

Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I visited Thorne Pond in Bartlett, New Hampshire.  Thorne Pond is a conservation trail, approximately one mile in the length.  The trail circles the Pond, however, has side trails that lead to the Saco River.

We were excited to find Thorne Pond, as although I was not planning a visit on this particular day, we could not resist a new adventure.  Thorne Pond is a simple trail, adorned with beautiful wild flowers, and mountain views. We began following the trail, locating paths down to the Pond along trail.  I was ecstatic to find some hidden trails on the far side of the pond that led over to the Saco River.  Although I guess not technically hidden, I did not realize that River views would also be included in this summer day adventure.  We journeyed down the River edge for a bit before turning around and heading back to the Pond.  We saw some other visitors, including some fishermen along the River’s edge, however did not find the location to be highly populated.  We left feeling content, and relaxed from our time at Thorne Pond (Rating:  3).

 

April 7, 2018 – Massachusetts – Nantasket Beach

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.

On April 7, 2018 Shadow, Wilma, and I visited Nantasket Beach in Hull, Massachusetts.  Nantasket Beach is part of the Nantasket Beach Reservation, and is a popular location for summer beach-goers.

I often plan my  coastal beach adventures in the off-season, when many are dog friendly, and devoid from excessive visitors.  This day of our adventure to Nantasket Beach was extra special, as Shadow had recently recovered from surgery.  It was a gorgeous spring day, with a refreshing breeze.  The Beach was beautiful, sand to perfection, while covered with perfectly rounded, and colorful rocks.  We strolled around, while Shadow and Wilma stopped to smell, and inspect all objects in our path.  They enjoyed some time playing together, which always melts my heart.  My only disappointment in this beach was being located so close to the road, and parking lot.  I guess that can be a common feature, but yet I prefer beaches that are completely away from the hustle of life.  However, we had a wonderful time exploring Nantasket Beach (Rating:  4)