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loon dipping head, Kennebunk Pond

The Magic of Loons

It was no jackal nor coyote. This haunting other-worldly sound breaking intermittently over the Pond and carrying over unabated across the entire waterscape from side to side and beyond, did not emanate from a large mammal, but from a kind of middle-sized duck romantically called a loon…

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Low tide, Atlantic coast by Lobster Buoy CG, ME

Atlantic Maine

Staying at two Maine private campgrounds, Lobster Buoy and MountainView, I had my first American camping experiences, got acquainted with this wondrous Atlantic coast, and its significant tides, and learned from kids about burrowing clams. Also, Lobster Weekend, Owl’s Head lighthouse and the awesome Fort Knox bridge.

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Campobello Tides

Arriving by chance at Quoddy Head, Campobello, I witness and document some of the most amazing tidal fluctuations in the world. Watch my stop motion slider…

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Tide pole at low tide, Alma, NB

Highest Tides in the World – Alma

The most amazing tidal experience, when the ocean literally stalks you, Boats, stranded on the sheer beach in low tide, soar 8 m up when it rises… Got to see it to believe it. and all that in a small New Brunswick town, Alma.

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Huge whale rib decorating house, Trout River, NFL

Trout River, Newfoundland

Trout River, Newfoundland. A small quaint town perched between two rivers, a mountain and the sea… What else do we need? A hearty sea foodie meal at the “Seaside Restaurant”, plenty seagulls and geese.

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Drying my tent at a municiapl gazebo at Port Aux Baskques, NFL

Codroy Natural Reserve and Leaving Newfoundland

Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve – Leaving Newfoundland in the rain, I stopped en route at this fabulous riparian bird conservacy. I gave the Atlantic a farewell visit and dried my tent in a gazebu downtown Port Aux Bosques, as I was waiting for the Marine Atlantic.

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Indian Pipe at Middle Head Peninsula, Cape Breton, NS

The Remarkable Place – Middle Head Peninsula

“The End of Land”, “The Remarkable Place”, as its original indigenous name means, was, indeed, remarkable in its beauty. Middle Head Peninsula was bought for $600 by Henry Corson to nurse his ailing wife to health. Cormorants, Indian Pipe, ducks, whales and sturdy tough vegetation confront the harsh weather. An easy rewarding loop walk.

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Enjoying a perfect morning at Charlotte's Legendary, NE Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Mount Desert Island

Sampling Mount Desert Island beaches: an enchanting evening walk on Hadley’s Point and a seaside bonfire with a friendly couple, a stroll along Southwest Harbor’s waterfront, dipping my toes at Seal Cove and a drive along the scenic Sargeant Road . In all, a great place for leisure, sun, sky and water,

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Sailboat in fog, Kennebunk Pond

A Foggy Pond and more Loons

Back to Kennebunk Pond. Having a traditional Sunday lobster dinner with the family, Learning to take care of the kayak on my own. Rowing in the fog, and making loon soul friends.

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Rock, sky and water in a Fisk Quarry Pond, La Motte

La Motte Revisited – Fossils and Serendipity

Fisk Quarry Preserve, La Motte VT. An extraordinary chain of events led me from a quarry turned nature preserve, featuring the oldest fossilized reef, to the house of the people who fought to ascertain this is protected and safeguarded for future generations. Also an art barn and a pizza dinner in a home atmosphere.

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Low tide plain on way out of Parc National Du Bic, Quebec

Parc National Du Bic – Two More Wonderful Trails

Such a rich and beautiful park. This time Pic Champlain and Les Anses trails.. Birds, seals, fantastic geology. Quiet, beautiful bays. After spending a second night in the cold, I had a shower crisis in the morning, which turned out an opportunity to meet a new friend.

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Tilted geological strata in cliffs by road 132, Gaspe QC

Gasping for Beauty – Gaspe Peninsula

Route 132, Gaspe Peninsula. On way to Forillon villages with churches. Holy Marys, windmills, castles, seabirds and trees in colors. Most spectacular were the famous cliffs appearing mid-drive. I ended the day as sola guest in an out-of-season B&B, enjoying the comforts, hearing interesting life stories from owner .

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Gannet chick and adult, Des Colonies, Bonaventure Island, Gaspe Peninsula, QC, Canada

Perce , Bonaventure Island, and the Largest Gannet Colony

The huge gannet colony on Bonaventure Island is a peak experience for any naturalist. This is a bird lover paradise. Unfortunately, poor boat arrangements did not enable me to enjoy the experience to my heart delight, Still… except for Galapagos, second to none…Also, the amazing Perce rock, a geological marvel.

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Eagle Lake, Acadia National Park

Eagle Lake, Acadia National Park, ME. Circumnavigating the lake was a perfect way to round up my sola trip. Inexhaustible beauty, from smallest details of the forest floor to grand vistas of mountains in automn colors reflected in tranquil waters. Using walking path over carriage road made hike interesting.

Read More »
loon dipping head, Kennebunk Pond

The Magic of Loons

It was no jackal nor coyote. This haunting other-worldly sound breaking intermittently over the Pond and carrying over unabated across the entire waterscape from side to side and beyond, did not emanate from a large mammal, but from a kind of middle-sized duck romantically called a loon…

Read More »
Low tide, Atlantic coast by Lobster Buoy CG, ME

Atlantic Maine

Staying at two Maine private campgrounds, Lobster Buoy and MountainView, I had my first American camping experiences, got acquainted with this wondrous Atlantic coast, and its significant tides, and learned from kids about burrowing clams. Also, Lobster Weekend, Owl’s Head lighthouse and the awesome Fort Knox bridge.

Read More »

Campobello Tides

Arriving by chance at Quoddy Head, Campobello, I witness and document some of the most amazing tidal fluctuations in the world. Watch my stop motion slider…

Read More »
Tide pole at low tide, Alma, NB

Highest Tides in the World – Alma

The most amazing tidal experience, when the ocean literally stalks you, Boats, stranded on the sheer beach in low tide, soar 8 m up when it rises… Got to see it to believe it. and all that in a small New Brunswick town, Alma.

Read More »
Huge whale rib decorating house, Trout River, NFL

Trout River, Newfoundland

Trout River, Newfoundland. A small quaint town perched between two rivers, a mountain and the sea… What else do we need? A hearty sea foodie meal at the “Seaside Restaurant”, plenty seagulls and geese.

Read More »
Drying my tent at a municiapl gazebo at Port Aux Baskques, NFL

Codroy Natural Reserve and Leaving Newfoundland

Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve – Leaving Newfoundland in the rain, I stopped en route at this fabulous riparian bird conservacy. I gave the Atlantic a farewell visit and dried my tent in a gazebu downtown Port Aux Bosques, as I was waiting for the Marine Atlantic.

Read More »
Indian Pipe at Middle Head Peninsula, Cape Breton, NS

The Remarkable Place – Middle Head Peninsula

“The End of Land”, “The Remarkable Place”, as its original indigenous name means, was, indeed, remarkable in its beauty. Middle Head Peninsula was bought for $600 by Henry Corson to nurse his ailing wife to health. Cormorants, Indian Pipe, ducks, whales and sturdy tough vegetation confront the harsh weather. An easy rewarding loop walk.

Read More »
Enjoying a perfect morning at Charlotte's Legendary, NE Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Mount Desert Island

Sampling Mount Desert Island beaches: an enchanting evening walk on Hadley’s Point and a seaside bonfire with a friendly couple, a stroll along Southwest Harbor’s waterfront, dipping my toes at Seal Cove and a drive along the scenic Sargeant Road . In all, a great place for leisure, sun, sky and water,

Read More »
Sailboat in fog, Kennebunk Pond

A Foggy Pond and more Loons

Back to Kennebunk Pond. Having a traditional Sunday lobster dinner with the family, Learning to take care of the kayak on my own. Rowing in the fog, and making loon soul friends.

Read More »
Rock, sky and water in a Fisk Quarry Pond, La Motte

La Motte Revisited – Fossils and Serendipity

Fisk Quarry Preserve, La Motte VT. An extraordinary chain of events led me from a quarry turned nature preserve, featuring the oldest fossilized reef, to the house of the people who fought to ascertain this is protected and safeguarded for future generations. Also an art barn and a pizza dinner in a home atmosphere.

Read More »
Low tide plain on way out of Parc National Du Bic, Quebec

Parc National Du Bic – Two More Wonderful Trails

Such a rich and beautiful park. This time Pic Champlain and Les Anses trails.. Birds, seals, fantastic geology. Quiet, beautiful bays. After spending a second night in the cold, I had a shower crisis in the morning, which turned out an opportunity to meet a new friend.

Read More »
Tilted geological strata in cliffs by road 132, Gaspe QC

Gasping for Beauty – Gaspe Peninsula

Route 132, Gaspe Peninsula. On way to Forillon villages with churches. Holy Marys, windmills, castles, seabirds and trees in colors. Most spectacular were the famous cliffs appearing mid-drive. I ended the day as sola guest in an out-of-season B&B, enjoying the comforts, hearing interesting life stories from owner .

Read More »
Gannet chick and adult, Des Colonies, Bonaventure Island, Gaspe Peninsula, QC, Canada

Perce , Bonaventure Island, and the Largest Gannet Colony

The huge gannet colony on Bonaventure Island is a peak experience for any naturalist. This is a bird lover paradise. Unfortunately, poor boat arrangements did not enable me to enjoy the experience to my heart delight, Still… except for Galapagos, second to none…Also, the amazing Perce rock, a geological marvel.

Read More »

Eagle Lake, Acadia National Park

Eagle Lake, Acadia National Park, ME. Circumnavigating the lake was a perfect way to round up my sola trip. Inexhaustible beauty, from smallest details of the forest floor to grand vistas of mountains in automn colors reflected in tranquil waters. Using walking path over carriage road made hike interesting.

Read More »
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