Even the bike lanes are mobbed nowadays.


I had a rough commute this morning.

Nashua Street Park
(Along the banks of the Charles River)
Boston, MA

The coast of Maine.


I’m scared of heights (any heights), but jumping around the Maine coastline does not bother me.

Bass Harbor, Maine | Acadia National Park
Marlin on the sand.
 

Little Sea Bird | Bass Harbor, Maine | Acadia National Park
A little sea bird.
 

Tidal Pool | Bass Harbor, Maine | Acadia National Park
Tidal pool.
 

Rocks on the Coast | Bass Harbor, Maine | Acadia National Park
Rocks. Lots of rocks.
 

Flock of Seagulls on the Rocks | Bass Harbor, Maine | Acadia National Park
A flock of seagulls.
 

Pine Trees, Granite, and the Sea | Bass Harbor, Maine | Acadia National Park
Pine Trees, Granite, and the Sea.
 

Acadia National Park
Bass Harbor
Maine

And it sure beats mini golf.


One of New England’s oldest microbreweries.

Beer-Tasting Bartender | Atlantic Brewing Company | Bar Harbor Maine
Our bartender at the beer-tasting.
 

Belt Sander Races poster | Atlantic Brewing Company | Bar Harbor Maine
Belt Sander Races (for charity). So sorry we can’t stay for this.
 

Atlantic Brewing Company
Bar Harbor, Maine

Wait… There’s an ocean here!


It was time to officially play tourist today, starting at Bar Harbor’s Oceanarium.

Lobster Hatchery | Oceanarium | Bar Harbor, ME
Lobster Hatchery | Oceanarium | Bar Harbor, ME.
 

Lobster Hatchery | Oceanarium | Bar Harbor, ME
Lobster Hatchery Tanks | Oceanarium | Bar Harbor, ME.
 

Starfish, Horseshoe Crab, Moon Snail | Oceanarium | Bar Harbor Maine
Starfish, Horseshoe Crab, Moon Snail | Oceanarium | Bar Harbor Maine.
 

Sea salt vs table salt | Oceanarium | Bar Harbor Maine
Sea salt vs table salt | Oceanarium | Bar Harbor Maine.
 

Oceanarium
Route 3
Bar Harbor, Maine

The Carriage Roads.


The Rockefellers designed them for horses, but they’re terrific for bicycles.

Acadia National Park - Carriage Road near Eagle Lake
Acadia National Park – Marlin by the Carriage Road near Eagle Lake
 

Acadia National Park - Carriage Road
Acadia National Park – Carriage Road.
 

Acadia National Park - View of Eagle Lake from the Carriage Road
Acadia National Park – View of Eagle Lake from the Carriage Road.
 

Acadia National Park
Mt Desert Island
Maine

Over on the west side


The trails to Bernard Mountain (1071 ft) don’t have many spectacular views, but it’s a good place to clear your mind and just go step-by-step into the woods.

The peak: Bernard Mtn | 1071 ft | Acadia National Park
The peak: Bernard Mtn | 1071 ft | Acadia National Park.
 

There are a few overlooks to let you know where you are.

Overlook from Bernard Mtn | 1071 ft | Acadia National Park
Overlook from Bernard Mtn | Acadia National Park.
 

We followed some pretty mellow trails up, but it was a scramble on the way down.

Scramble down Bernard Mtn | 1071 ft | Heading to Little Notch | Acadia National Park
Scramble down Bernard Mtn (heading to Little Notch).
 

Bernard Mtn Trail
Acadia National Park
Mt Desert Island
Maine

Worth the Second Look


Between Thomaston and Rockland, next to the Knox County Airport, is Maine’s best collection of bikes, motorcycles, wagons, cars, racers, and planes.

Bigfoot with Seven Toes | Owl's Head Transportation Museum | Owl's Head Maine
Bigfoot with Seven Toes.
 

Tricycle with Hefty Drive Chain | Owl's Head Transportation Museum | Owl's Head Maine
Tricycle with Hefty Drive Chain.
 

1887 Safety Bicycle with handlebar-mounted brake lever | Owl's Head Transportation Museum | Owl's Head Maine
1887 Safety Bicycle with handlebar-mounted brake lever.
 

1887 Safety Bicycle: handlebar-mounted brake | Owl's Head Transportation Museum | Owl's Head Maine
1887 Safety Bicycle: close-up of the brake.
 

Hood ornaments | Owl's Head Transportation Museum | Owl's Head Maine
Hood ornaments. My Honda Fit needs one of these.
 

Owl’s Head Transportation Museum
Owl’s Head, Maine

Screw the witches. There’s too much else to see.


We went to Salem Massachusetts for the Peabody Essex Museum’s special exhibit of horror movie memorabilia.

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA | “Blackula” movie poster
Marlin hamming it up with the “Blackula” movie poster | Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA.
 

Outer space alien | Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA
Please do not touch the exhibits, Tom! | Outer space alien | Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA.
 

Carved wooden figures | Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA
Carved wooden figures | Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA.
 

Light and Shadows | Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA
The amazing Light and Shadows Room | Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA.
 

“AIN'T NO PLACE FOR HATE IN MY TOWN OR STATE” | Downtown alley, Salem MA
“AIN’T NO PLACE FOR HATE IN MY TOWN OR STATE” | Downtown alley, Salem MA.
 

“REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS WELCOME HERE. NO MUSLIM BAN. NO BORDER WALL. OUR CITIES STAND TALL.” | Ugly Mug Cafe, Salem MA
“REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS WELCOME HERE. NO MUSLIM BAN. NO BORDER WALL. OUR CITIES STAND TALL.” | Ugly Mug Cafe, Salem MA

Men's bathroom art | Gulu Gulu Cafe, Salem MA.
Men’s bathroom art | Gulu Gulu Cafe, Salem MA.
 

[1,2,3,4] Peabody Essex Museum
[5] An alleyway
[6] The Ugly Mug cafe
[7] Gulu Gulu Cafe
Downtown Salem, MA

She was near the train station.


How do you do this with spray paint?

Red-haired woman | Freight Car Railroad Graffiti, Lowell MA
Red-haired woman | Freight Car Railroad Graffiti, Lowell MA
 

Freight railroad tracks
Lowell, MA