June 7, 2020 – Bissell Bridge – Massachusetts

Yesterday Wilma and I Adventured to the Bissell Covered Bridge in Charlemont, Massachusetts.  The Bridge crosses the Mill Brook.  It was built in the 1800’s and most recently rebuilt in 1995.  There is a wooden viewing area near the Bridge.

We had a peaceful Adventure to the Bissell Covered Bridge.  We found the Bridge in a quiet area, but yet quickly noted the high speed of the cars speeding through.  Therefore we did not walk through the bridge, but yet made sure to explore on each side.  The bridge was a natural wooden color, and was modern in style.  One thing that was unique about this bridge was that there was a wooden viewing area adjacent to the bridge, and overlooking the River and dam.  It was a fun feature that we have only seen at several other bridges.

It was challenging to photograph the entire bridge due to the angles and access to the River’s edge, however I captured it in parts.  For some reason today’s visit made me wonder what Wilma was thinking – I was excited to be at the Bridge and stretch our legs, while did she think we never arrived anywhere due to the brief journey outside of the car??  The strange things that I think about (haha)!  So glad we could visit yet another Covered Bridge today (Rating:  4).

 

May 2, 2020 – Waterloo Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

The Waterloo Covered Bridge is in Warner, New Hampshire. The Waterloo Covered Bridge was built in 1840, but was later replaced. The Bridge crosses the Warner River.

We had a river-filled Adventure to the Waterloo Covered Bridge.  I was pleased to find the bridge in a quiet location.  The Bridge was especially scenic from scenic side-view, yet simple from the end.  We found a trail next to the bridge, appearing to run between two rivers.  Conveniently a local was walking through noting the trail to be a lovely trail that commenced at another road.  We decided to explore this unexpected path.  The trail was still brown from winter, but yet unique and provided several opportunities to get to the water’s edge.  This was a nice little surprise on our Adventure to the Waterloo Covered Bridge.

After returning to the bridge we crossed through and over to the opposite side.  It has been some time since we have been able to wander through a bridge, due to the often busy and dangerous trek.  On this occasion we were able to peer out the openings down the river and snap a couple photos.  The opposite side had a small grassy area, and a rushing cascade (suspected to be Waterloo Falls), generating a lovely scene.  Wilma glanced down the cascades, and again appeared curious by the water, so fun to observe.  The Waterloo Covered Bridge was peaceful, and just right.  Definitely a special covered bridge in New Hampshire (Rating:  4).

 

Throwback Adventure – Mt. Orne Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

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 October 2017 Shadow, Wilma, My Mom, and I Adventured to the Mt. Orne Covered Bridge in Lancaster, New Hampshire.  The Mt. Orne Covered Bridge is listed as located in Lancaster, New Hampshire, but connects Lancaster with Lunenburg, Vermont.  It was built in 1911 and crosses the Connecticut River.

We had a wonderful Adventure to the Mt. Orne Covered Bridge.  This was one of our Adventures on a Fall weekend getaway, the first Fall getaway for Wilma, yet what has become an annual tradition.  We ventured far North to discover this lovely Bridge, making sure to photograph the Bridge from various angles.  It was extremely long, and beautifully landscaped with natural features.  We sauntered around the field-like area surrounding the Bridge.  The Mt. Orne Bridge was definitely one of the more rural covered bridges we have discovered, away from the bustles of the word.  So glad we could take the trip to visit the Mt. Orne Covered Bridge (Throwback Adventures will not always be rated)

 

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March 22, 2020 – Babb’s Bridge – Maine

Today Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to the Babb’s Bridge which divides the towns of Gorham and Windham, Maine.  The Babb’s covered Bridge was originally built in 1840, making it the oldest covered bridge in Maine.  It later had to be rebuilt and also has undergone numerous repairs. The Babb’s Bridge traverses the Presumpscot River.

We had a brief visit to the Babb’s Bridge on a beautiful winter day.  Although on a public road we arrived to find numerous private property signs making it unclear as to where we could wander.  I decided to first drive through the bridge to take some photographs.  The far side, which I believe to be the Gorham side, provided no public River across.  Upon peering down the River I noted at least three rope swings, signs of a great summer day.  I debated walking through but the bridge was dark underneath and the traffic speedy so I chose to drive back across.

On what I suspect was the Windham side,  there was a beach-like area filled with a group of people fishing and enjoying the fresh air.  We tranced around a bit and snapped some quick photographs.  Fearing an accidental trespassing incident I decided to make it a short stop, although I guess often the case on a covered bridge Adventures.  So glad we could visit the Babb’s Bridge today (Rating:  3.5).

Throwback Adventure – Middle Covered Bridge – Vermont

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 February of 2017 Shadow and I Adventured to the Middle Covered Bridge in Woodstock, Vermont. The Middle Covered Bridge was built in 1969, replacing a previous bridge.  It crosses the Ottaquechee River.

We had a dark, winter Adventure to the Middle Covered Bridge. We found the Bridge near the shops and restaurants, in the middle of a busy street. Shadow posed, as I snapped this memory from this Adventure. Our visit to the Bridge was brief and I only took a photo or two.  Although a dreary day for photographs I still love this photograph of Shadow, taken in one of my favorite Vermont towns. We definitely will be back to the Middle Covered Bridge in the future (Throwback Adventures will not always be rated).

 

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