We have been upta Maine for about six weeks. We got back to NC a bit over a week ago. The reason for the trip, as many of you know, was to get our camp ready to sell so we could list with a realtor. We worked hard but still had time to play and best of all to visit with friends and family.
Today, I thought I would share some photos that I took on a photo trip with my good friend, Liz, (E-liz Treasures). I had hoped to be able to spend more time with her while there but other than lunch, and a quick visit on the way out, we only had this one day together to do some photography and visit. We met in Old Town that morning, and then drove the back way up to Millinocket. We both were hoping for photos of wildlife but other than some ducks, there was no moose or other wildlife to be seen. The scenery, however, was beautiful. Below are a few of the photos that I took.
We stopped at this small park in Medway. It is located on the east branch of the Penobscot River, just across the bridge on the right, if you are heading for Millinocket. There were some ducks that were too far out for me to photograph but I liked this fence and the tiger lilies. As you can see, the birds like the fence too. 😀
We drove through Millinocket and out to the Golden Road. This Maine by-way is often a place to see moose and other wildlife. We made a stop at Abol Bridge. I, for one, can never resist stopping here when I am in the area. It is a great place to get a photograph of Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s highest mountain. From Wikipedia:
“Mount Katahdin (pronounced /kəˈtɑːdən/, “kə-tah-dən“) is the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Maine at 5,267 feet (1,605 m). Named Katahdin by the Penobscot Indians, which means “The Greatest Mountain”, Katahdin is the centerpiece of Baxter State Park. It is a steep, tall mountain formed from a granite intrusion weathered to the surface. The flora and fauna on the mountain are typical of those found in northern New England.
Katahdin was known to the Native Americans in the region and was known to Europeans at least since 1689. It has inspired hikes, climbs, journal narratives, paintings, and a piano sonata. The area around the peak was protected by Governor Percival Baxter starting in the 1930s. Katahdin is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, and is located near a stretch known as the Hundred-Mile Wilderness”.
The view of Katahdin is great from this vantage point.
We parked just past the bridge and this Mountain Ash blossom was just beginning to turn red. These provide lots of berries for the birds in the winter.Fly-fishing on the Penobscot River is a favorite pastime here and this fella was trying his luck in spite of heat.There was evidence of a lot of the white-water rafting companies being out and about but unfortunately, we didn’t get to see or photograph any rafters. We stopped at this bridge on the Telos RD, hoping to see some of the rafters coming through to the Big Eddy rips but this day, it was not to be. It’s not loitering if you are taking photos – right??!! 😬It was a great day in spite of the heat, humidity, and lack of wildlife. A day spent with a friend – PRICELESS!!