“Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue.” – Thomas S Monson Chasing Maine Lighthouses Part Two Last Fall, I did an impromptu lighthouse tour on my way up to Mount Desert island. (MDI) I got to see some ….
“The good thing about flying solo is it’s never boring.” ~ Steve Fossett Leaving on a jetplane… Or a car….or my favorite, a boat! Though usually in ferry form, like the Nantucket Ferry or island hoping on a hundred years old schooner, not that I am day dreaming or anything! Though after being cooped up in quarantine for months can ….
“There’s a quality of life in Maine which is this singular and unique. I think. It’s absolutely a world onto itself.” ~Jamie Wyeth Sunday: Picture taking and MDI I woke up early and after getting ready, Tiffany, her hubby, and I drove to a hidden inlet beach close to their house so I could take some Christmas card pictures for ….
“Maine is a joy in the summer. But the soul of Maine is more apparent in the winter.” ~ Paul Theroux Saturday Morning Sunrises I woke up early Saturday, before the sunrise, filled with excitement and a very happy heart. It was the second day in a row that I had a reason (and not just doing it because screw ….
“There’s a quality of life in Maine which is this singular and unique. I think. It’s absolutely a world onto itself.” ~ Jamie Wyeth Mid-Coastal Maine After driving and exploring and driving again, I could not wait to get to my hotel room. I was staying in Camden, Maine which I had never been too. And now I am wondering ….
“Lighthouses are endlessly suggestive signifiers of both human isolation and our ultimate connectedness to each other.” ~ Virginia Woolf Setting the Record Straight, I am a New Mainerd I only took one trip in 2020 which depresses my wanderlusting heart to no end. But ya know pandemic life. And this truly WAS a trip. I know most people are confused ….
“Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.” ~ Werner Herzog The Ice Castles Nestled in the White Mountains, in a little town called Woodstock, is a frozen tundra of fairy tale goodness that pops up every January and lasts until it begins to get warm. It brings some much needed wintery ….
“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” ~ Sir Edmund Hillary Annual New Year’s Hike Every year, I start the New Year off with a hike. Not that I am one to make resolutions, because I am not, but it is a great way to start off the year on a healthy note, get outside for some reflection and contemplation, ….
“When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome.” ~ Kristin Armstrong Autumn Nostalgia I know, I know, I am straddling seasons like a poorly timed pole vaulter, (of which I was way to short to ever be) but before I ….
“When you go to the mountains, you see them and you admire them. In a sense, they give you a challenge, and you try to express that challenge by climbing them.” ~ Edmund Hillary Re-Discovering My Hometown It is funny, because I feel like it has been a hot second since I did a Wanderlust post, but in actuality I ….