Two Lights

This is another shot from Maine.  It was taken from a spot on the rocks near to the Two Lights State Park, just south of Portland.  It’s not far from the Portland Lighthouse, seen in an earlier post.

Out to Sea
Tourists looking out to sea from the rocks close to the Two Lights State Park, Maine

I think what took me about these rocks, was their similarity to some of the slate found in Pembrokeshire, Wales, where we had recently enjoyed a short holiday.  I haven’t really captured the rather wild elements of the weather that can be found here, even though it was quite breezy.  If you look closely though, just to the left of the couple on the rocks, you will spot that the image is a little blurred.  It wasn’t a camera problem.  It was actually a mist caused by the spray blowing off the crests of the surf.  Honest!

Maybe I will manage to get a few more images from Pembrokeshire posted soon.  One, of St Davids Cathedral can be found here.

More images of Maine can be found under Recent Posts or by using the search button.

Thanks for visiting and please come back when you can.

Camden Harbour

I have a few moments spare today, so would like to post another image from our recent trip to Maine.

We had a welcome opportunity to head out for the day, a little further up the coast from Freeport, to Camden.  As we left Freeport, the weather was fine but as we approached Camden, the first spots of rain appeared on the windscreen.  As we arrived, the rain became steady so it was time for a coffee (or should I say ‘another coffee’).  I drank a lot of coffee whilst in Maine!  Thankfully, we had remembered an umbrella, so we took a stroll around the harbour.

There are quite a few ‘windjammers’ based in Camden, offering cruises from a couple of hours in the local area, up to a week or more.  I found it quite difficult to get good shots of them, partly because of where they were moored and accessible vantage points, and partly because of the rain and very poor light.  This shot of the ‘Mary Day’ was taken from under the ‘brolly’ and I have taken the liberty of using Photomatix to spice it up a bit.  I hope it has worked.  😕

Camden Harbour Scene
Mary Day, one of the many schooners offering cruises from Camden harbour, Maine.

Some other images of Maine can be found under Recent Posts, or by searching.  Thank you for visiting and please come back.

The Dock

While we were in Maine last month, I didn’t actually manage to do very much photography, at least when compared with other visits.  I expect that I can find a few shots that I quite like though, and will try to show them over the coming months.

Here are a couple from Winslow Park, Freeport.  Winslow Park has the beach which my granddaughters frequent whenever the weather is good.

Winslow Park 2
Winslow Park
Winslow Park

A couple more shots from this year’s visit to Maine can be found here.

Portland Lighthouse

No, not at Portland Bill in Dorset.  This one is at Portland Head in Maine, USA.

We have been away from home quite a bit recently and I have fallen well behind in both blogging and following the posts of those that I follow.  I’m sorry for this and hopefully I will be more active from now.

Our last trip was to Maine, to visit our oldest son where lives with his family.  Whilst there we took an outing to Fort Williams Park, just south of Portland, ME, and it was here that I snapped these shots of the Portland Head Light.

Portland Head Light, Maine
Portland Head Light, Maine

This lighthouse claims to be the oldest on the coast of Maine, entering use in January, 1791.  There are some great views over Casco Bay from this headland and it is well worth a visit if you are in the area.