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|Here is the delightful "cottage" where we stayed.|
The second half of the trip was a cruise from Boston to Halifax. The reason for this particular cruise was a photo workshop led by Arthur Bleich. Chris has taken previous photo tours in Tahiti\Marquesas and the Caribbean with Arthur. More on the cruise portion in the blog entry below. This one will deal with Maine, mostly through photographs.
|This view was a walk of 50 steps from the house where we stayed.|
|One of the harbors on Bailey's Island|
Access to Bailey Island is over this causeway, a crib stone bridge, the only one known in the world. Large blocks of granite have been laid in a crib pattern, allowing the tides of the north coast to flow through the bridge support. A small opening allows fishing boats, like the one shown, to enter the harbor.
One of our side trips was to Bath, Maine. The Bath shipyards are famous for their ships over the years. The current project is the new Stealth Destroyer. Near the shipyards is the Maritime Museum. These two scenes were taken on the grounds. The small white building overlooking the deep channel which makes Bath such a great place for major shipbuilding, is the old caulking shed.
At the end of our delightful stay in Maine, we caught Amtrak for the trip to Boston. It was an inexpensive and easy way to make the trip. One of the train stops was Durham, NH where I worked and went to grad school.
|Here is the Old State House in Boston, now surrounded by high rise office buildings. It was here that the Declaration of Independence was read to the public for the first time.|