March 14, 2021 – Back Cove Trail – Maine

Wilma and I Adventured to Back Cove Trail in Portland, Maine. Back Cove Trail is a popular loop trail that is almost four miles in length. The trail circles Back Cove, and ranges from paved to gravel. There are benches along the route, and several water fountains available in-season. The trail is popular for biking, walking, running, and dog walking.

We had a gusty Adventure to Back Cove Trail. I am thankful that I am officially fully-vaccinated allowing me entrance into Maine. We look forward to continuing our Adventures outside of Massachusetts starting with this Adventure to Back Trail Cove. I believe I located Back Cove Trail initially just spotting it while driving through the area. I was surprised to find the Trail quiet empty, but also quite shocked at how frigid the wind was at times. Wilma did not seem to mind the chilly weather, although occasionally was surprised by a sign moving in the wind. We walked and walked, finding mileage markers along the route. I loved seeing the ice on the edges of the water, and into the Cove. Overall there was not much to see but it was nice to walk in a new location. Wilma loved walking, watching the ducks, and enjoyed some rolls. I was disappointed that part of the Trail was closed due to construction but did our best to explore this Trail. We might just have to return to the Back Cove Trail in the nicer weather (Rating: 3).

June 26, 2020 – Portland Breakwater Lighthouse/Bug Light – Maine

Today My Mom, Wilma, and I Adventured to the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse in Portland, Maine. This Lighthouse if often referred to as “Bug Light” due its small size. The Portland Breakwater Lighthouse was built in 1875 and is known as one of the fancier lighthouses in Maine. It is an active lighthouse, and is located in Bug Light Park, providing views of the Casco Bay.

We had a steamy Adventure to the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse/Bug Light.  Shadow, Wilma, My Mom, and I had Adventured to this Lighthouse back in February 2018, so I decided it made sense to blog about it again.  I was surprised to arrive at Bug Light Park on a very warm day, hoping that coastal Maine would be a cooler experience, however that was not the case.  Upon arriving at the Park, and began exploring the path along the shore.  The water was bright blue and their were some sailboats throughout.  Wilma posted on the rocks, and enjoyed watching other visitors throwing rocks into the sea.

From there my Mom found a spot to sketch and Wilma and I headed off to get a close-up view of the Lighthouse.  We walked down the breakwater right up to the Lighthouse.  We trotted around and appreciated the views, and a small breeze.  The Portland Breakwater Lighthouse/Bug Light was simple, but yet perfect in structure.  We spent a little time walking around but found the Park to be a little chaotic with off leash dogs, and quite hot so we soon decided to head off to our next Adventure.  So glad we could visit the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse/Bug Light today (Rating:  3.5)

 

June 26, 2020

February 2020

Throwback Adventure – Portland Breakwater Lighthouse/Bug Light – February 2018

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 February 2018 Shadow, Wilma, my Mom, and I Adventured to the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse in Portland, Maine. This Lighthouse if often referred to as “Bug Light” due its small size. The Portland Breakwater Lighthouse was built in 1875 and is known as one of the fancier lighthouses in Maine. It is an active lighthouse, and is located in Bug Light Park, providing views of the Casco Bay.

We had an enjoyable Adventure The Portland Breakwater Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was located in a small and simple park, just a short walk from our car. We were pleased to get an up-close and personal view of the lighthouse, as we walked right up to and around this lovely structure. The lighthouse was very picturesque, bright white in color with decorative columns. We spent some time taking photographs before heading off to our next Adventure. We were pleased to view the lovely, and unique Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (Rating: 3).