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Bluegrass Festival and a Blueberries Patch

Perfect carefree days by the pond: swimming, sailing the pontoon with family and friends, writing poems, sunbathing on the dock, picking blueberries from the secret bushes and enjoying a variety of good music at the Ossipee Valley Bluegrass festival. Especially notbale was the all-female Shel band.

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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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Playing in the dark at the Ceilidh Baddeck kitchen party, Baddeck, NS

A Kitchen Party in the Dark

My first kitchen party (Ceilidh) was held in complete darkenss in a church hall at Baddeck, a small pleasant touristic town. Fiddling, Gaelic songs, ghost stories, family tales and some dancing animated the evening.

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So much happened here - Lobster Cove Lighthouse, NFL

Lobster Cove Lighthouse

Lobster Cove Lighthouse – life lived on the edge of sea and land, rich in tradition but also in the unexpected. A spirit of generosity and hospitality manifests in a kitchen party thrown by the park authorities. A walk around lighhouse reveals the amazing geology and ecology of the island.

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Newfoundland folk music. Jim Payne and Fergus O'Byrne playing accordion and banjo, Woody Point, NFL

To Sail the Salt Sea

Newfoundland folk music at its best: Jim Paine and Fergus O’Byrne singing of sea, land and love, playing a plethora of instruments. Another serendipitious event on my trip: hearing the soulful sailor song on the radio, I detoured my car to this local show at Woody Point. A highlight of my NL visit!

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Picking apples at Hackett's Orchard, South Hero, VT

Vermont Apples and Japanese Sushi

As an “authentic” Vermont experience, I picked Macintosh apples at Hacket Farm, South Hero, Highly recommended – fresh, fun and inexpensive. Also: Driving to Burlington to take care of my car insurance claim, then rewarding myself with a great Japanese meal at Hana’s.

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Kimberly Hawkey performing over the river in Clayton Jazz Festival, NYS

Trumpets and High Heels – Jazz Over the St. Lawrence

Clayton Jazz Festival: Kimberly Hawkey, the 10th Mountain Division Jazz band and Studio G from Nashville, all sounded their music over the St Lawrence, as barges were going downstream, then played and sang at night in Clayton’s hangouts. Also brief visit to Lake Onatario and an October Fest in Cape Vincent.

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Last Visit at the Pond

As automn is coming to a close, I kayak over the pond for the last time and take some loon pictures on location, with the row in my hand and the cellphone in the other. We enjoy a great getout with oldies music and beer. Eventually I pack up my wonderful trip, ready (kind of) to resettle in the Middle East…

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Bluegrass Festival and a Blueberries Patch

Perfect carefree days by the pond: swimming, sailing the pontoon with family and friends, writing poems, sunbathing on the dock, picking blueberries from the secret bushes and enjoying a variety of good music at the Ossipee Valley Bluegrass festival. Especially notbale was the all-female Shel band.

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 »
Playing in the dark at the Ceilidh Baddeck kitchen party, Baddeck, NS

A Kitchen Party in the Dark

My first kitchen party (Ceilidh) was held in complete darkenss in a church hall at Baddeck, a small pleasant touristic town. Fiddling, Gaelic songs, ghost stories, family tales and some dancing animated the evening.

Read More »
So much happened here - Lobster Cove Lighthouse, NFL

Lobster Cove Lighthouse

Lobster Cove Lighthouse – life lived on the edge of sea and land, rich in tradition but also in the unexpected. A spirit of generosity and hospitality manifests in a kitchen party thrown by the park authorities. A walk around lighhouse reveals the amazing geology and ecology of the island.

Read More »
Newfoundland folk music. Jim Payne and Fergus O'Byrne playing accordion and banjo, Woody Point, NFL

To Sail the Salt Sea

Newfoundland folk music at its best: Jim Paine and Fergus O’Byrne singing of sea, land and love, playing a plethora of instruments. Another serendipitious event on my trip: hearing the soulful sailor song on the radio, I detoured my car to this local show at Woody Point. A highlight of my NL visit!

Read More »
Picking apples at Hackett's Orchard, South Hero, VT

Vermont Apples and Japanese Sushi

As an “authentic” Vermont experience, I picked Macintosh apples at Hacket Farm, South Hero, Highly recommended – fresh, fun and inexpensive. Also: Driving to Burlington to take care of my car insurance claim, then rewarding myself with a great Japanese meal at Hana’s.

Read More »
Kimberly Hawkey performing over the river in Clayton Jazz Festival, NYS

Trumpets and High Heels – Jazz Over the St. Lawrence

Clayton Jazz Festival: Kimberly Hawkey, the 10th Mountain Division Jazz band and Studio G from Nashville, all sounded their music over the St Lawrence, as barges were going downstream, then played and sang at night in Clayton’s hangouts. Also brief visit to Lake Onatario and an October Fest in Cape Vincent.

Read More »
C:\Users\Orit\Pictures\US-Canada trip 2016\transfer from cellphone\IMG_20161008_134320.jpg

Last Visit at the Pond

As automn is coming to a close, I kayak over the pond for the last time and take some loon pictures on location, with the row in my hand and the cellphone in the other. We enjoy a great getout with oldies music and beer. Eventually I pack up my wonderful trip, ready (kind of) to resettle in the Middle East…

Read More »
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