The Brighter Side of Winter in Maine Part 2    

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We got up nice and early on Sunday morning and jumped into the freezing cold car to head down to the Marshall Point lighthouse. We were amused at how much warmer it was at the shore (according to the car thermostat.) We left home where it was 0 degrees and when we got to the lighthouse it was a balmy 13 degrees. Well, numbers can be very deceiving because there are no words for how cold that wind was whipping off the ocean. I can’t even believe that I managed to snap some photos with no camera shake. This says wonders for the Nikon VR (vibration reduction) technology because I was shaking like a leaf!

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Once again I had my eyes peeled for things that grabbed my attention from the car and here are a couple of things that made me jump out. Karlo stopped the car first in case you’re wondering.

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We stopped by a river where there was a little dock with some frozen row boats. I marvel that these things were still in the water. Do people really go out in the Winter? Crazy!

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I also marveled at the cool ice formations on the water. They were so pretty.

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And also the ice on the side of the dock was artistic in my mind.

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I can’t possibly pass up the chance to harass some ducks. I so love and miss ducks and I get such a kick out of watching them. I had two chances on this fine morning.

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They didn’t seem to mind the cold one little bit. I need to invent some socks made of duck feet.

I had a ball, but the ducks on the other hand, were not too happy about my presence. This gave me a good chance to catch them in flight as they started to flee.

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Our final stop was back in Rockland at a park off of “Snow Street.” How appropriate was that? Again, I marvel at the fact that these boats are laying on the shore as if they are being used daily. 

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I’ll never tire of the cool juxtaposition of nautical beach meets frozen snow. They never belonged together in my mind before, but I guess they sort of do here in Maine and I should get used to it.

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