Outdoors
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    Spring Camping

    Heading Southwest, I meet up with a friend from Boston to explore New Hampshire for a weekend. We pick a remote campsite on the Kancamagus Highway and set our tents up by a nearby river. "The Kanc" is designated as a National Scenic Byway by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Read on

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    Posted: April 16, 2013
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    Popham Beach and Lost Lobster Traps

    Lobstering is to Maine as Sunshine is to California. On a recent journey, I traveled up and down a few hundred miles of coast in search of "Lost Lobster Pots". If a rogue propeller snags the line connecting a pot to a buoy - it'll be set free. Almost like a message in a bottle, each pot washes onto shore telling a story. Read on

    Posted: April 9, 2013
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    Peaks Island Trip Part I

    "Grab 2 tickets for the 4:00 ferry, I'm running late.", the voice said on the other end of the phone. Having been under the assumption we were going to miss our ride, I jump from my bench and run inside to purchase another ticket. Our destination, agreed upon late last night over Facebook messenger, is Peak's Island Read on

    Posted: April 4, 2013
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    First Spring Hike

    A feeling of ill-preparedness swept over me as I spotted two young ladies at the trail-head. Each was outfitted in insulated pants, gaiters, and winter boots. Would our journey to 3,000 ft. really have knee deep snow in April? Read on

    Posted: April 1, 2013
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    Portland Waterfront

    Warmer afternoons bring a bustling to Commercial Street in Portland. Winterized boats begin preperations to launch, bait buckets line the wharfs, and the hollering of lobsterman are audible from the sidewalks. The sun begins to beat down on our shoulders as this old town comes to life. Read on

    Posted: March 29, 2013
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    Boothbay Harbor

    Oceanfront Dining. Closed for the season, but as the lush green is promised to return to the grass - so are the customers to the diner. Light blue skies meet definitively on the horizon line with the shimmering ocean ripples. Read on

    Posted: March 20, 2013
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    Fishing Secret Pond

    Friend, fellow blogger, and Registered Maine Guide, Steve Vose, invited me up to visit his favorite fishing hole recently. Our goal was to stir up a little action among the bass during a storm that dumped 12 inches of fresh snow. Read on

    Posted: March 18, 2013
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    Spring Point Lighthouse

    I like setting my alarm to an absurdly early time on occasional weekdays. Letting my truck warm up, I brew a pot of strong coffee for the road. After scraping frost from the windows, I drive in pure darkness toward my destination. Hopes for taking in a perfect sunrise, along with full-blast heat, fill the air. Read on

    Posted: March 13, 2013
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    Canoe Trip – West Branch Penobscot

    It was an arduous task, but I have officially persuaded my fiancé that a 9-day canoe trip up the Allagash Waterway would be the perfect honeymoon. The only real argument needed is that it would "save money for another honeymoon next year", gentlemen take note - you enjoy two vacations under this school of thought. Read on

    Posted: March 4, 2013
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    Ice Fishing Tips

    The fifth hour on the ice led us into conversations I could never have imagined. Ice fishing has a way of helping to bond friends, cold beer doesn't hurt either. Sitting in a 7 ft. x 7 ft. popup shack is more entertaining than one would imagine who's never been. Read on

    Posted: February 28, 2013