Saturday, 5 May 2012


Oooh boy.  Do I have some catching up to do.  Moving is hard work, and finding the time to sit down and write is really impossible.  Before I launch into my current adventures, let me share a last few pictures of a sunny spring day in Maine.

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I may have mentioned this before, but the town I grew up in is a sad decrepit place.  Yes, the beautiful beaches are a nice touch, but the downtown area has been in decline for years.  There is a garbage-burning facility right in the center, which makes a fragrant mess out of the property values.  Therefore, the downtown is almost complete empty and there are loads of empty brick mill buildings that they are trying to repurpose into condos and business offices.

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All the factories have long since gone- these were textile mills.  Nike closed their last US based operations here in the late 80's.

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This cupola was in such bad disrepair, they took it down and left it on the ground in front of the tower.  It's been there for ages now.

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It's empty and depressing, but a little beautiful.

Of course, when that all gets to be too much, there's always the beach.

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This is nearby Goat Island light.  I've never been out there.  You need a boat.

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Dogs are not allowed on the beach after mid-May, so we took the opportunity to torment the poor family dog.

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I didn't want to leave, but alas, I had to get back for a final week of packing and scrambling around in the city.


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    1. I miss you as well! I am getting settled so I'll be in touch more in the next few days.