June 11, 2021 – Bath, Maine

Today Wilma and I Adventured to Bath, Maine. Bath is a town located along the Kennebec River. It is a coastal town located in south-central Maine. Bath is a popular tourist destination known for the 19th century architecture, shops, and waterfront location.

We had a simple Adventure to Bath, Maine, a stop on the way to our main destination. I have often driven past Bath, but this was the first time we decided to stop and explore. We began by exploring the waterfront park, walked around the downtown shopping area, and found little Library Park. The shops were mostly closed but the restaurants were quite busy. We did not see any furry friends, but Wilma found some dog water bowls for some sips. The town had many lovely flowers decorating the landscape. There was not much to see, but it was the perfect stop to stretch our legs. Glad we finally checked out the town of Bath (this blog will not be rated).

October 3, 2020 – Mid-Coast Maine

Today Wilma and I Adventured to Mid-Coast Maine for four Adventures. Although I do not know if Mid-Coast Maine is technically defined, that is how I will categorize our Adventures today. We visited: Wolfe Neck State Park, Robinson Cove, Doubling Point Lighthouse, and Fort Williams Park, the home to Portland Head Lighthouse. We loved exploring the shoreline, hiking, the spectacular geography of the rocks, and the perfect Fall weather. Since I have blogged about the two Parks somewhat recently, I thought I would share some of my many favorite photographs in one collage. I did a separate blog of Doubling Point Lighthouse, however will still include some of my favorites here. Wolfe Neck State Park and Fort Williams are definitely on my top Maine State Parks…so far! Hope you will enjoy these photographs of a wonderful day.

June 26, 2020 – Fort Williams – Maine

Yesterday Wilma, My Mom and I visited Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Fort Williams Park is a 90 acres Park located in the Casco Bay. It includes: the Portland Head Lighthouse and museum, the Goddard Mansion, beautiful coastal views, and historic ruins. It was formerly a United States Army Fort, but in 1979 became designated as Fort Williams State Park.

We had a perfect Adventure to Fort Williams Park.  My last blog on this location was two years ago with Shadow, Wilma, My Mom, and I so I thought it was good timing to blog again.  We began our Adventure by visiting some ruins, and then heading down to the coastal Trail.  The coast was lined with flowers, framing the Lighthouse.  After walking for a bit and appreciating the colorful flowers we ventured to the Lighthouse.  The amazing thing about thing about the Portland Head Lighthouse is that you can walk up to it and around.  It is just immense, and so picturesque.  As you walk around you can also see gorgeous water views, with the waves crashing into the shores.  Just a special location in all ways!

From there we wandered to another coastal Trail viewing the Lighthouse from the opposite side.  Wilma made some friends with some visitors which is always a smiling moment.  After walking and exploring we decided to have a Gelato.  This is something we were thinking about on our last summer visit, but it closed before we had planned on stopping back.  The Gelato was a drippy, sticky, yet refreshing.  I was disappointed that there was no dog ice cream, however Wilma did get at couple spoons of an acceptable alternative.  After this savoring snack we decided to find a spot in the shade to sit, relax, and enjoy the coastal view.  Although this location was much cooler then the last, it was still a steamy day.  We chatted away, relaxed and cooled down before heading off to our next location in the Park.

We then decided to explore some more of the coastal Trail, and of course yet another view of Portland Head.  The Trails were lovely.  From afar we could see the Ram Lighthouse, the closest view from the shore.  We walked and walked, I really could not get enough.  At one point I decided to take a steep walk with Wilma down to the rocks.  I left my camera with Mom so she could snap a couple photographs from afar.  See if you can find this photograph below??!!  Wilma sipped from a tidal pool and absolutely loved some rock hopping!  I only took one video on this Adventure, which took place from this location.  It was so peaceful, the sounds of the crashing so therapeutic.  Such a serene and scenic moment.

Our next part of the day was visiting the little beach.  It was at this point of the we were transitioning to this stop that there was a quick downpour, mostly occurring when we were in the car.  It appeared to briefly cool down the air, and made for quite the raging sky.  The rocks on the beach were round, and abundant, quite dramatically framing the beach.  Wilma and I walked through the rocks and to the small sandy shore.  Wilma entered the water as requested, but would rush out when the small raves came racing toward her.  It was fun to watch her, not seeming to realized this was  a continual occurrence.

Our last part of the day was visiting more of the ruins, and the Goddard mansion, quite a unique addition to this coastal park.  I love ruins, especially when you can climb on, explore, and check out spectacular views from atop.  We appreciated these locations, and took many photographs, as per the usual.

We spent about four hours cherishing this magnificent Park!  I did not want to leave!  We definitely will be back to Fort Williams Park in the future (Rating:  4.5)

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Throwback Adventure – Fisherman’s Walk – Maine

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!

We have had several Adventures to Fisherman’s Walk over the past five years.  Fisherman’s Walk is a paved and gravel trail that parallels the York River in York, Maine.  The path begins near the Wiggly Bridge, and ends at Harbor Beach.  It is broken by streets at some locations and is less then two miles round-trip.

We have enjoyed all of our Adventures to Fisherman’s Walk in the scenic town of York.  I always smile when I can share Adventure that ALL of my pups had the opportunity to visit, and Fisherman’s Walk is one of those Adventures.  The Fisherman’s Walk is a lovely coastal stroll, quiet, and peaceful.  We enjoyed viewing attractive boats, scenic docks, and of course you cannot go wrong with a trek along the coast.  Great memories of our coastal time at the Fisherman’s Walk.  See below for a mix of photographs from our various visits (Rating:  Throwback Adventures will not always be rated)

 

 

Throwback Adventure – Northeast Harbor – Maine

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!

In April 2015 Shadow, Buster, My Mom, and I Adventured to the Northeast Harbor, a municipality in the southern portion of Mount Desert Island, Maine.  Northeast Harbor is known to be an affluent and less traveled location in Acadia.  The Harbor’s main feature is the marina, while there are also restaurants and boutiques.

We had a scenic Adventure to Northeast Harbor back on a foggy April day.  In preparing this blog I came to the conclusion that we visited the marina section of the Harbor as we did not recall spotting any shops, nor did we eat at an restaurants in the Harbor town.  The marina was gorgeous, filled with boats of all shapes and sizes.  The shores were lined with Solidago flowers framing the perfect coastal photographs.  If my memory is correct we mostly spent our time in the Harbor as we awaited our journey to Cranberry Island (a blog you can search for in the “search box” to read more about).  Quite a picturesque marina.  We will definitely have to be back to Northeast Harbor to explore every inch of this quaint little town (Throwback blogs will not always be rated).

 

 

October 5, 2019 – Goose Rock Beach – Maine

Today Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to Goose Rock Beach in Kennebunkport, Maine.  Goose Rock Beach is located in a neighborhood area, which is especially populated in summer months.  Goose Rock Beach has approximately three miles of shoreline, provides views of several islands, and is bordered by tidal rivers.  There is limited parking spots, and passes are required seasonally.

We had a spectacular Adventure to Goose Rock Beach.  I decided to get up at four o’clock in the morning to explore a new beach and to appreciate the sunrise.  Goose Rock Beach sure did not disappoint!  We parked in front of several homes, the beach area bordered by greenery.  I immediately heard the waves, and soon found a path to the gorgeous sandy beach.  It was just lovely, sunrise in process, and few people in sight.  Immediately we were energized, Shadow running, Wilma bounding.  We walked down the beach exploring the tidal areas, found some lovely shells, and of course waded into the sea.  We went to the end of one side where we found the tidal River entering the ocean, before turning around and exploring in the opposite direction.  We caught a glimpse of an island, observed several boats floating in the water, and noted some kayaks and chairs scattered on the beach.  The beach was pristine, peaceful, and quite therapeutic.

We spent about two hours walking, running, digging, and dipping.  Shadow went deep into the ocean, the water quite shallow while Wilma especially enjoyed some chaotic digging.  Both Shadow and Wilma took turns engaging the other in energetic play, just so sweet!  As time went on we saw more people, most with furry friends.  It was great to see that almost all of them had their dogs under control, and many quite friendly.  I am guessing most were locals, appreciating this serene locale.  The perfect, extra-early morning Adventure today (Rating:  4).

 

 

 

 

Throwback Adventure – Peaks Island – Maine

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!

In September 2013 Shadow, Buster, My Mom and I Adventured to Peak’s Island in the Casco Bay of Maine. Peak’s Island is only accessible by ferry, and is popular for kayaking, swimming, the Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, and a small shopping and restaurant area along the harbor. The Island has approximately 1,000 residents, which doubles in the summer months.

We had a wonderful Adventure to Peak’s Island. I was beyond entertained by the fact that Shadow and Buster received their own ferry tickets, and were about to head out on a boat Adventure. Luckily they did well on the ride, and although Shadow appeared a bit uneasy at first he settled down and napped under the staircase. The Island was simple, and peaceful. I remember beautiful flowers, rustic fencing, rocky shores and an extra warm day. We enjoyed walking around and appreciated the new experiences. I had some additional photographs that I was not sure if they were from Peak’s Island so decided to only post those photographs I knew were from the Island. We were glad to experience Peak’s Island (Throwback Adventures will not always be rated).

 

 

September 14, 2019 -Ellis Park/Ellis Short Sands Park – Maine

Today Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to Ellis Park in York Beach, Maine.  Ellis Park is adjacent to Short Sands Beach.  It contains a basketball court, a playground, and is a popular location for summer concerts, and locals.  The Park is owned by the Town of York and managed by the Trustees.

We had a short Adventure to the Ellis Shorts Sands’ Park on a dark and dreary day.  I had noticed the Park in the past but do not believe we ever have explored it.  There was a fee to park based on the expected time.  The word “Park” did not seem to fit the location as it was really just a big square with a gazebo in the center, appearing more like a town common.  However, we sauntered around the park as I worked hard to notice little details of appreciation.  Shadow and Wilma relished their happy grass rolls, and as always were enthused to explore a new place, never a complaints from these amazing two!  There were benches around the park, and flowers, many past season.  My favorite part of the Ellis Short Sands Park was walking above the beach.  The tide was in, and the waves a rough, a beautiful scene.  I was disappointed that dogs were not allowed on the beach, but was pleased we could walk nearby.  There were few people on the beach on this windy and drizzly day.  Although I was quite unimpressed with this Park, the coastal border made it just right (Rating:  3).