Route 1, Downeast, Washington County.
Old Maine lingering along US 1.
At the edge of Machias a Farmer's Market and others set up selling things. Kim and Leon create a bit of Downeast Folk Art, painting on found wooden objects washed up on shore. My favorite was the Fiddleheads.
Porter Memorial Library in Machias. Interesting historical information about the library can be found here.
Libraries are a treasure of society. Great resources and now with the internet world great places to connect on-line. There have been numerous libraries along the coast that I've checked e-mail, updated the website, checked weather conditions, often when they've been closed.
Burnham Tavern in Machias. The oldest building in eastern Maine, dating to 1770. The DAR has had title to this building for almost 100 years. It has been altered many times since being built and only a little is original. But the DAR is trying to get an endowment to help preserve and maintain this building. It is important structure historically. I hope they succeed.
A Brown Creeper in the woods at the Cutler Maine Public Reserved Lands. I see these birds only occasionally. They are quiet and blend in with their surroundings well.
Rock, moss, fern. Ageless companions.
The view from where the trail, 1.5 miles in, meets the coast.
And further beyond. This is a trail I want to come back and hike in its entirety someday. Nearly four miles of trails along the coast. Rugged and far removed from crowds. the three hours I spent there I didn't see another person till I came back to the parking lot.
Yarrow on the edge.
The towers are from a decommissioned Navy installation, a relic from the cold war. When in operation the blinking red lights were visible for miles and miles away. I remember seeing them from Grand Manan Island.