Thursday, October 26, 2017

After Winter Harbor

After Winter Harbor /10x10

While I was in Winter Harbor, my phone camera went bad.

No matter what I did, the pictures came out blurry. All I can think is that I must have gotten some water inside the camera somehow. I polished it, shook it, slapped it, swore at it - and in time, it fixed itself.

But while it was taking blurry photos, it also failed to pinpoint the geographical location of the photos, so I have no idea where I was when I painted this! I thought I was at the Bear Lake boat launch ramp, somewhere on Route 1, but I can't find mention of a Bear Lake, or anything even close. So... After Winter Harbor!

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Scenes from the Road


Above and below, some more photos from Winter Harbor. They are both from Acadia National Park - but not the part of Acadia National Park most people know. It's the same park, but this is the Schoodic Peninsula part of Acadia - 2,366 acres. I had no idea that it was part of the park, or that a national park could even be in two places!




Above, a cable-stayed bridge in Prospect, Maine. This bridge is one of only three of its kind in the US, and was deigned as an emergency replacement for the Waldo-Hancock bridge. From start to finish was 42 months, which sounds like a long time to me, but apparently is a record. What sets this bridge apart from other suspension bridges is it uses a cradle system that is a continuous element, with no anchorages in the pylons. This means that each strand can be removed and replaced individually. The bridge, which cost $85 million, was featured in Popular Science in December, 2006. For more about the bridge, please click here.

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Dog of the Day


Here's Jack, on the left, and Hondo, again. My adoration of Hondo is showing, but I guess that's OK. Just don't tell Koko! Hondo is such a well-behaved dog that he has permission from the Winter Harbor sheriff to be off lead at all times.

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A Final Thought

"Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day."

  • - Elizabeth Barrett Browning










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