A Day Trip To Qgunquit Maine With Stops in York, Cap Neddick and and Nubbles Light House

2 08 2014

We had the opportunity to take a day trip to Qgunquit Maine. We have visited this area many times over the years. We on this day we had to as always make a stop at Flo’s Hot Dog road side stand Cape Neddick, Maine. We have been coming here for years now. The Steamed buns, snappy dogs and Flo’s own family relish really hit the spot, We always bring a bottle of the special relish home with us. 

After lunch we continued the short drive to Ogunquit were, like always took some photographs along the Maine coast. We walked the one mile long walk along the Marginal Way. A very beautiful walk along the coast till we got to Perkins Cove. As it just started to rain we stopped into Barnacle Billy’s for a drink. Barnacle Billy’s looks over Perkins Cove, with all the boats and hand operated foot bridge. We took some more photos and had a great time.

We chose to move further into Perkins Cove to the Lobster Shack as this has special meaning for us. It’s the place where I had my first ever lobster so many years ago. On this day we chose to have a lobster roll. So good served with chips and coleslaw. 

After dinner and as we were approaching sunset we made our way to Cape Neddick and to Nubbles Light House. Took many more photos of the light house as the red light house beacon flashed on and off. 

Before we hit the road for our ride home we had to make one more stop in York Maine and to purchase some Goldenrod kisses. Salt Water Taffy. 

We had a great day in Maine as always. Please enjoy a few of the photographs from our day in Maine. 

Ogunquit Beach Qgunquit Maine

Ogunquit Beach Qgunquit Maine

Flos Hot Dogs

Flo’s Hot Dogs Route 1 Cape Neddick, Maine

Coast Of Maine Splash

Coast Of Maine, Splash Along The Marginal Way

Perkins Cove

Perkins Cove

Foot Bridge Up - Perkins Cove

Foot Bridge Up – Perkins Cove

Out The Window from The Lobster Shack

Out The Window from The Lobster Shack

Lobster Roll at The Lobster Shack

Lobster Roll at The Lobster Shack

Cape Nedick Fishing Shack

Cape Neddick Fishing Shack

Nubbles Light House York Maine

Nubbles Light House York Maine

Golden Road Kisses York Maine

Golden Road Kisses Salt Water Taffy, York Maine

 

 





Music, Wigs and Hula Hoops…

18 07 2014

Meet my new friend Nikki Hunt.

We had the opportunity to see Nikki Hunt and her band Nikki Hunt Band perform live last weekend. We were out with a small crew of friends for dinner and drinks at Rick’s Cafe in Naples.

During the summer they have live acts and they are always different.

Well this weekend Nikki Hunt and her band were on the schedule.

All I will tell your here is that we had a lot of fun! The way Nikki mixes Music, wigs and hula hoops is quite entertaining. I would suggest if you have the opportunity to catch her show, you should.

To learn more about Nikki, her band, music and hula hoops check out her on line presents and blog. You can find the links here: http://nikkihunt.com/

Hope you like the video Nikki. I shot a few clips of your performance and pulled this together.

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Nikki Hunt – Music, Wigs and Hula Hoops

 

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Nikki Hunt – Music, Wigs and Hula Hoops

 

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Nikki Hunt and Bruce – Music, Wigs and Hula Hoops

 





On A River

18 07 2014

We had the opportunity to spend a day on a river in a boat with friends. It was so relaxing. The sky and clouds looked so nice.

It all started with dinner, friends and cherrystones on the grill. Have you every had cherrystones on the grill? So good!

The next morning we went to the boat. Even thought it’s a fast boat we just cursed down the lazy river taking in all of the sights. In the morning we saw an owl in the tree. It looked like a white owl but were not certain. A second owl came slightly into view hidden behind a branch and some levees.

Got to love New England.  Took a few photographs along the way. I hope you enjoy them.

On a boat and Clouds

On A Boat

River Speed SLOW

River Speed SLOW

Stairway for two

Stairway For Two

 

Reflecting on the river

Reflecting On The River

Owl in a tree

Owl In A Tree

Cherrystones

Cherrystones Pn The Grill





A Day With Ugo

30 07 2013

Hi friends,

If you like photography you may like this day I want to share with you.

Let me introduce you to my friend Ugo from Itily.

Ugo is a photographer and was visiting Boston. He had a few extra days and wanted to photograph the sea coast of Maine.

We had the opportunity to connect with Ugo where we spent all day together, Ugo, my wife and I.

We met up at a predetermend location, right off Interstate highway 95. We shook hands said our hellos and came up with a plan for the day, that by the way had some twists and turnes.

Ugo followed us to Kennybunkport in his rented car. It was one of his researched destinations.

We left his car in parking lot then we rode together all day. But before we got started it was low tide, and a view just off to the side of where we left his car.

This was our first photo opportunity.
We took lots of photos, and its also where I was able to capture Ugo at work.

We took a walk through the town of Kenneybunport captured photos where ever we looked.

Kennybunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States.

The town center, the area in and around Dock Square, is located along the Kennebunk River, approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the mouth of the river on the Atlantic Ocean. Historically, a shipbuilding and fishing village, for well over a century the town has been a popular summer colony and seaside tourist destination. Kennebunkport has a reputation as a summer haven for the upper class and is one of the wealthiest communities in the state of Maine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennebunkport,_Maine

After a short while it was getting close to lunch time, and what else would one eat when in maine? Correct, Lobster! We at the Clam Shack just over the bridge in Kenneybunkport. In the summer of 2010, the Shack faced off in a heated contest over the best lobster roll in Kennebunkport for the Travel Channel’s “Food Wars” program. Their famous lobster roll won! The Clam Shack has also been featured in a many magazines and on Television. You can see more about them on their web site http://www.theclamshack.net/ .

We then got back in my car and drove up Atlantic Coast stopping from time to time when we came accross an interesting spot.

We found a small fishing port where we saw and spoke with one of the local lobstermen bringing in his catch for the day. He even held up one of the lobsters for us from his catch.

From there we stopped of at thunder hole. A spot where the tide bangs into the rocks making a thoundrous sound and shoots a spray of sea water into the air.

Just across the way from Thunder hole is President Bush’s summer home. What a view.

Just a bit further up the road and on the west facing side of the street the was an interesting water way with tall grass and plant life. An other photo op.

Even got an other picture of Ugo shooting nature through the weeds.

We got back into the car and headed another 30 minutes north to The Pier at Old Orchard Beach. The beach was full as the tide was craching a shore. We even took a stroll down the bordwalk along with all the other visitors to the beach.

Next stop, Portland Head Light. We drove a bit more north to get to this destination, But what a view. We were able to shoot from both sides of the lighthouse.
From the hight points the tourest photo spots as well as from the rocky beach. You had to climb the rocks to get there. But so worth it.

A friend once told me if your not in the shot you were never there.

A bit of trivia. George Washington commissioned this lighthouse in 1790.

Also, Henery Wadsworth Longfellow often walked from Portland to visit this lighthouse where it’s believed he was inspired for his poem “The Lighthouse”.

We had to have a little fun as we stood in the doorway of the whistle house.

It has been a full day already, but we were not done yet.

We drove back to Kenneybunkport to get Ugo rental car.

He followed us back to Ogunquit Maine where he was to spend the night. We checked him into the hotel and left our cars one more time. We took the short walk into Perkins Cove where we were able to capture a few more photographs as the sun was setting on an overcast cloudy night. However, there was a few breaks in the clouds where we had a red sky for a few moments and some reflestions on the water.

From here it was a long day and we needed some food. We stopped into one of the resterants in Perkins Cove where friends shared a seafood meal and a bottle of wine.

We walked Ugo back to his hotel. Said our good nights. It was hard to leave such a good friend after such an amazing day. We hope there will be other opportunities to connect again very soon.

In the morning before Ugo was to fly home he wanted to try to capture an other light house at sunrise.

He told me that he had an early wake up call set for 4:15AM to drive to Cape Neddick, ME, to shoot Nubble Light at sunrise. Unfortunately, the sky was overcast, but after a while it started clearing a bit in the East, raising hopes of getting an amazing sunrise.

Suddenly, beams of sunlight peeked out from under the clouds. They lasted for about 30 seconds, then the clouds closed for good and the sun was gone for the rest of the day.

Luckily, he was ready to press the shutter at the right moment.

Happy Ugo got his shot.

by: Bruce Garber





Fireworks with Finally on Long Lake 4th of July Naples Maine

4 07 2011

Fireworks with Finally on Long Lake 4th of July 2010 Naples Maine.
We were watching from a boat. It was a great display.
Happy Birthday America!





Eliminate of a Swing Bridge and More – Naples Maine

2 06 2011

Naples, Maine Causeway Construction Schedule Posted; Big Change Coming to Maine’s Sebago Lakes Region

Eliminate the old swing bridge that connects the Naples, Maine Causeway between Long Lake and Brandy Pond and replace it with a permanent span has begun.

For years, the swing bridge has halted traffic while allowing watercraft of all shapes and sizes to pass between Long Lake and Brandy Pond. Now, a new bridge construction project has begun that will allow most boats and all vehicular traffic to proceed unabated in either direction, day and night, every day of the year.

While the debate over the bridge has, at times, been contentious, now that the project has finally been decided upon and begun, all eyes are on its progress and eventual completion and discussion is more focussed on what the end result will be.

After the opening of the new bridge to two way traffic, construction and deconstruction will continue. The old swing bridge will be dismantled and boat traffic will commence by Memorial Day 2012. Paving will be completed throughout the summer of 2012 as well as plantings and landscaping, and general cleanup. The project will come to full completion on May 15, 2013.

Above text story by: MrLakefront
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Hurricane Earl, the aftermath

5 09 2010

Hurricane Earl came and went on September 3, 2010 as a tropical storm by the time it reached the New England area.

This report is on the day after the storm, Sept. 4th 2010. The sun is out, weather is
great for labor day weekend and we dodged a bullet this time as far as storms go.

For us hardy New England people it was the anticipation for what we know what could have been a very different story.

So, always be prepared for the worst and hope for the best as we do. The long holiday
weekend has just begun.

Enjoy it!








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