Weekly Video/Photo

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.

Today’s feature is a photograph of Shadow and Wilma at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, taken last March, in Bristol, Maine.  This is definitely one of my favorite lighthouse poses of Shadow and Wilma, their ears blowing adorably in the wind.  We were quite pleased to enjoy this gorgeous location in the off-season, few other visitors in sight.  You can read more about our visit to the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse by typing it in the search box.  It is also located under the Maine tab, as well as the Lighthouse tab.

 

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March 16, 2019 – Fort William Henry – Maine

Yesterday we Adventured to the Fort William Henry in Bristol, Maine.  The Fort was built in 1692 but was later destroyed by the Siege of Pemaquid.  The Fort was later reconstructed in 1908.  The three fortifications played an important role in protecting New England frontier from attacks from the French and the Wabanaki Indians.

We had a spontaneous Adventure to Fort William Henry, part of the Pemaquid State Historic Site.  I found this Fort, by merely following a sign along our route.  We were greeted by a very, muddy road, before arriving near the Fort.  We were excited to see a simple, but unique structure in Fort William Henry.  Our short walk took us to the foot of this lovely, circular building, with remnants of a Fort next door.  There were no signs or information, but my guess was this could have been part of the original Fort.  We rambled around the structure and over to the road below, sure to check out the water view below.  The sun was bright, and beginning to set, making for some challenging photography, but yet beautiful site.  It was fun to find the Fort William Henry without even planning a thing (Rating:  4).

 

 

March 16, 2019 – Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park – Maine

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).

 

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January 12, 2019 – Colt State Park – Rhode Island

Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to Colt State Park in Bristol, Rhode Island.  Colt State Park is a 464 acre Park along the Narragansett Bay.  It includes:  trails, playing fields, a museum, a dock for fishing, a boat launch, and an outdoor concert area.

We had a frigid Adventure to Colt State Park yesterday spending almost three hours on the trails.  This was our second visit to this Park as Shadow, Buster, and I had visited in August of 2015, on a warm summer day.  Yesterday was a quiet day for visitors, with a few dedicated walkers, runners, and of course our fellow dog lovers.   We began our afternoon walking on a paved path that weaved through fields, and tree-filled areas.  There were picnic benches throughout and views of a marsh-like areas.  The trail looped around before arriving at Narragansett Bay.

We spotted the Bay ahead before arriving at a scenic bridge.  After spending time exploring the shore beside the bridge, we headed across and over to the Bay side of the trail.  The Bay’s shore was rock filled, many of the covered with ice.  The bright blue water shimmered in the sun, while the wind adding nature’s texture.  We strolled over and down the dock to check out another view  before continuing along the Bay.  The path eventually brought us to a rocky, shell-filled beach-like area.  We spent some time exploring this area and relaxing from our steady walk.  Wilma enjoyed hopping on the rocks and chewing on some sticks, while Shadow seemed quite pleased just being at the “beach”.  We located a large wooden pole stating “Bristol”, causing great intrigue.  A little too cold to sit and relax on this chilly day, however, lovely memories flooded my heart of a laying on the “beach” area with Shadow and Buster.  A special moment on that summer day almost four years ago.

After enjoying this “beach” location we headed back to the car, the wind quite arctic on our faces.  We took a slightly different route back, stopping to view a statue along the way.  Poor Wilma did not appreciate this dedication, but of course added some humor to our day.  It was one of those days I would probably not have ventured out if I was not motivated by the amazing Shadow and Wilma.  So glad to enjoy an Adventure on this chilly winter day.  I have included a collage mixed with photos from both of our trips as well as several videos below (Rating:  3).