Extreme High Tide

3/3/2018 Yesterday at the South Freeport Town Wharf the tide peaked higher than most of us living nearby have ever witnessed. John Brewer, a marina owner keeping a watchful eye on his domain, told me he could only remember once, a very long time ago, seeing the water so high. The nor’easter was blowing 40…

Snowy Morning in Freeport

Charlie Lopresti, our local meteorologist on WGME in Portland, told us this was going to happen but heck, we don’t always believe him. But Monday morning arrived with a load of wet snow and a reminder that winter still has a way to go. I went out and grabbed some photos suspecting this might change…

Super Blue Blood Moon

Today a Blue Moon, the second full moon in a calendar month, appeared. Today the moon made its closest approach to earth in it’s orbit. It appeared 14% larger and 30% brighter than normal: this is known as a super moon. Today the shadow of the earth obscured the moon creating a lunar eclipse. All…

Gardens Aglow

Sometimes you get a good heads up from someone. I’d never heard of the Gardens Aglow display at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens near Boothbay, but a friend said it was worth the trip and boy was she right. Started in 2015 to create more interest in the gardens during the off season the display…

Portland Lighthouse Lover’s Cruise

  After 5 summers, we decided it was time to take a lighthouse cruise out of Portland, Maine. After all, when folks come to visit we want to be able to recommend something memorable from first hand experience so we booked the Lighthouse Lover’s cruise with Portland Discovery. While the cruise certainly produces the promised…

Puffin Watch

Sometimes, living in Maine, you forget that people come from all over the world to see things that are within an easy drive of your home. So occasionally you just need to be a tourist in your own backyard. We’d never seen puffins in the wild so Sue and I watched the weather for a…

Seguin Island Light Station

Seguin Island Light Station, 2 ½ miles off the Maine coast, marks the approach to the Kennebec River. The establishment of the light was approved by George Washington in 1793 or 1795 depending on the source you read. It’s distinguished as the highest light (focal plane of 180 feet) off the water in Maine. There…