Visit MaineToday's profile on Pinterest.

About The Author


Rhon Bell

Rhon Bell, an outdoor enthusiast, spends his time exploring the Maine Woods and documenting his journeys. Growing up in Aroostook County, he embraced the outdoor lifestyle at a young age. Living today near Portland, he spends weekends and week-long adventures hiking New England summits, canoeing the historic Maine waterways, and ice fishing for lake trout. Follow the journey as Window to the Woods discovers new destinations, and check out his other blog, Backwoods Plaid.

Send an email | Read more from Rhon

Window to the Woods with Rhon Bell
Posted: February 11, 2014

Mind Clearing on the Maine Coast

There is something simplistic, yet meditative about watching waves wash onto the coast. Maybe it’s the white noise, maybe it’s mother nature.  As that saltwater splashes against the granite coastal rocks, rolling onto the sandy beach before reversing path and heading back to sea – something calms you. Maybe it’s the visual, maybe it’s serenity and being the sole person on the beach. Perhaps the coast only functions as a form of therapy for me, but I always leave a little calmer and with a clearer mind then when I first came.

Today, the sun rises in a golden brilliance – each wave backlit with amber hues. I situate myself near the water on a massive sheet of granite and simply release the everyday thoughts and live in the here and now. It’s freeing. I credit mother nature.



Up Next: