Late Autumn on the Maine Coast

November 8, 2013

red boathouse Earlier this week, my dad and I took a trip to the coast. He’s writing a travel story for a local magazine about cycling routes in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and he needed to drive the route (he cycled it earlier in the fall) and take some notes. I more than happily agreed to join him. Get me to the ocean! And a day in the car chatting with my dad always makes me happy.

boat house 2

It didn’t hurt that it was a gorgeous blue sky day. Freezing, but sunny.  blueberry fields We passed lots of blueberry fields turning red late in the autumn. I haven’t made a blueberry season since I moved to Dublin. There is nothing like a real Maine blueberry.

lobster pots truck We happened upon a few lobster men taking their pots out of the water for the winter. I think this photo looks like a Chevy commercial! They should pay me the big bucks! Little action in the background with the lobster boat coming in and everything!

beach autumn

apples boat 2 Then I turned around and saw an apple tree dropping fruit all over the beach, with the most perfect blue boat in the background. Serendipity!

apples beach boat apple beach Apples! On the beach!

berries field And berries! Near the beach!

blue hill trail Then my dad and I climbed Blue Hill, which we used to do about 20 years ago when my family rented a house on the ocean. We wanted to re-enact a photo of the two of us from two decades ago. So we set the timer on my camera and made it happen! (It’s hunting season in Maine, hence the team neon!)

em and dad blue hill blue hill A wonderful day and wonderful company. See, November in Maine is just the best!


  • Reply kathy daniels November 8, 2013 at 11:11 am

    You could do your own “Where in Maine?” Naskeag Point of course! What a nice day you must have had with your father…would have loved to see the earlier picture of the two of you beside the latest!

  • Reply lois November 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Hey, Blue Hill looks like a place I’d love to climb next time we are visiting in Maine! Great shots and glad you two didn’t get mistaken for deer!

  • Reply Jocelyn December 10, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Hi Emily,

    My name is Jocelyn and I am with Dwellable. I am looking for fun and authentic blogs about Blue Hill and yours happened to catch my eye. If you’re open to it, shoot me an e-mail at jocelyn(at)dwellable(dot)com.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    – Jocelyn

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