seen on my morning run along route 1 between whiting and lubec. i sort-of expected to see a black bear trundling through the field.
blueberry crop is big business for washington county and i think still one of the largest blueberry exporting counties in the country.
this is one of those times when part of me doesn’t want to stop what i’m doing and i almost ran past then photographer brain takes over and makes hike into the field and in the end i’m glad it did
in lubec, maine which is the easternmost town in the contiguous united states on a secret mission to get odin’s mother a birthday present ( today is her birthday! ).
I’m guessing there’s not another odin more east than where we are standing ( though there could be an evelyn ) 😃
lubec is the hometown of odin’s great grandfather.
built in 1884. overlooks lubec, maine across the lubec narrows. photogenic.
kevin bacon ain’t got nothing on me. while visiting lubec i took this photo, posted it to instagram and a long time internet friend commented that her friend was visiting lubec had photographed the same thing at almost the same time and posted to instagram!
from the instagram comment thread:
susie_lh_c So strange that two people I know from totally different worlds just posted from the same location. Small world.
snowdeal @susie_lh_c both of us in Lubec?! At the same time?
susie_lh_c Yes. My friend from grad school is there right now.
susie_lh_c @snowdeal Her name is @jane_calvin
snowdeal @susie_lh_c holy cow! Picture of same thing even, that’s crazy!
jane_calvin This one is way better than mine! Small world indeed!
i think this sort of thing happens all the time and think it would be fun for about five minutes to have an augmented reality app that shows you how many degrees of separation strangers on the street are from you and the links.
on my morning run along route 1 between whiting and lubec and while it’s a beautiful run, route 1 is busy this time of year and cars are always passing at 60-70mph which freaks me out on 2 lane roads especially when coming from behind. there must be some sort of headband rear view mirror running doohickey that can allow you to easily see if someone is passing a car coming up behind you? ( later: there is! )
no, i don’t run on the centerline, i liked the perspective and It took 5 minutes of standing around to get a chance to take this with no cars coming in either direction
camp is on an idyllic, quiet spring fed lake with trout and loons in whiting maine close to the coast. it’s been the family camp for something like 70 years. odin’s great grandfather built the rock wall around the cove in the 1960s that’s still standing today.
after 33 hours in the car, we finally arrive at camp in maine!
i’m reminded of the local euphemism, “you can’t get there from here.” You can, but it takes a awhile!