Outdoors
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    Window to the Woods

    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
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    Winter Trip to Freeport

    Route 1 is celebrated for picturesque Maine scenery that every "out-of-stater" images when thinking about our great Pine Tree State. Winter finds a way of beautifying every field and home along the famous road; this make winter my favorite time to travel the Eastern side of Maine Read on

    Posted: February 20, 2013
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    Fresh Snow, White Perch

    Nearly four feet of fresh powder-like snow dropped as a result of a strong New England storm last weekend. Snow plows kept to the centerline, leaving one lane roads across the countryside. Vehicles were in the ditches of nearly every road. Blowing snow and freezing temperatures left many without power. Read on

    Posted: February 18, 2013
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    Weekend Ice Fishing

    When the weekend chores are complete, the wood is neatly stacked, and the driveway is clear of snow (which hasn't proved very difficult this year) the fun can begin. Making time for fishing is never a challenge I just like to make myself feel like I earned it. Today, my chocolate lab has earned it, too. Read on

    Posted: February 6, 2013