Drawbridge being raised - delaying my entry into Maine from Portsmouth, NH.
Seemed appropriate for start of the journey
Three mackerel at once!
Oldest Family Run store in North America. Frisbee's Market, since 1828, in Kittery Point.
Current owner, Frank Frisbee II, 78, was born upstairs. Wrote in my journal and had yogurt and coffee at the table outside.
two old traditions
Frisbees Family Market
my morning coffee
Whaleback Lighthouse at the mouth of the Piscataqua River.
Southernmost point of land in Maine, at Fort Foster.
Gravestone in the old cemetery at York. I found this one intriguing. Minimalist, compared to many of the others.
Hard to imagine what this must have been like.This was during King William's War.
An interesting account posted by an Abenaki can be found by clicking here.
This reminded me of our visit to Little Big Horn last year and the pics from there.
Had to include these two pics of this tree in the cemetery. Sassafras has always been a special tree for me (long story I won't go into here) but I rarely have seen big trees like this one. Southern Maine is near their northern limit.
Rosie, a wonderful 78 year-old woman who came to my reading at the library,
happened to run into me on her way to the community supper that evening. She
invited me to tag along. About 50 people there of all ages. Had a wonderful time
and met some interesting folks. Loved the church board with the Celtics note.