Posts from the ‘New England’ category

Newport Cliff Walk

Friday, October 27th, 2017

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Waterfire

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

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Sailing in Boothbay Harbor

Monday, August 14th, 2017

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Greenleaf views of Boothbay Harbor

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

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Deering Lake

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

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On the dock

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

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Millen Pond

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

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Kayaking

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

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Q’s Aunties

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

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Newport Mansions: Marble House

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

 

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Newport Mansions: Rosecliff

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

 

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Newport harbor sunset

Friday, March 10th, 2017

sunset at Coddington Wharf, Newport


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yesterday and today

Friday, March 10th, 2017

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Snowed in

Friday, March 10th, 2017

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Cliffwalk sunset

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

We returned to this spot a few hours later to watch the sun set before dinner. Amazing how the colors had changed in a short time.



Newport Cliffwalk waves at sunset – March 9, 2017 from BeckyDD on Vimeo.


Newport Cliffwalk waves at sunset – March 9, 2017 from BeckyDD on Vimeo.




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Spiced Pear

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

After walking the entire length of the ‘easy’ portions of the Cliff walk, we popped in to Chanler Inn’s beautiful Spiced Pear restaurant for refreshing drinks and Newport ambiance.



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Newport Cliffwalk

Thursday, March 9th, 2017



Newport Cliffwalk waves – March 9, 2017 from BeckyDD on Vimeo.









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Francis Malbone House

Monday, October 10th, 2016

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Newport harbor

Monday, October 10th, 2016

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Hotel Viking

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

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Kay Chapel

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

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Ogunquit waves

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

We took one more walk along the Marginal Way at high tide to see the waves crashing on the shore, and had some fun with the slow-motion video feature on my phone!

Ogunquit waves in slow-motion – Feb 21st, 2016 from BeckyDD on Vimeo.

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Ogunquit sunrise

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Ogunquit at sunrise – Feb 21st, 2016 from BeckyDD on Vimeo.

Ogunquit at sunrise – Feb 21st, 2016 from BeckyDD on Vimeo.

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Ogunquit sunset

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

We made a last minute decision and took a much-needed get-away weekend to Ogunquit, Maine

Ogunquit at sunset – Feb 20, 2016 from BeckyDD on Vimeo.

Ogunquit in moonlight – Feb 20, 2016 from BeckyDD on Vimeo.

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Day 9: Montreal to Boston

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

After saying farewell to our lovely hotel room, we picked up our rental car and headed up to Mont Royal Park to enjoy the view of the city. We headed to St. Joseph’s Oratory right near the park because it was something I had read about. We had a long drive ahead of us, so I figured we would just swing by and see it, but it turned out to be a ginormous church at the top of a hill, with a really big parking lot – it looked like a pretty big deal, so we found parking and walked up lots of stairs … totally worth it. Really really beautiful.

Back in the car for one last necessity before hitting the road: fresh bagels. Mission accomplished, and we headed south but we didn’t get very far before we found out about a massive detour: the big bridge over the big river was closed, and our internet access was spotty at best. We thought we might have to swim across the St. Lawrence, but we managed to figure it out, and before long, we were at the border and on to the gorgeous green mountains of Vermont (that are actually rather blue).

Another necessary stop was the Ben and Jerry’s factory in upstate Vermont. Fun tour, delicious ice cream, homage to the flavor graveyard, and back on the road as the sun began to set. A few hours later, we finally saw the Boston skyline … home at last!

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Day 2: Bar Harbor, Maine

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Our first port was Bar Harbor, Maine: still well within driving distance of home! Brian and I have fallen in love with Portland, Ogunquit and Boothbay Harbor together, so it was fun to add another Maine must-see to our list!

I knew we were going to land a little ways out of Bar Harbor, then take a tender (basically one of the life boats) over to the pier, but I hadn’t realized until we were on the tender that our ship hadn’t just docked at a larger pier: it had just plain stopped, and it was anchored right in the middle of Frenchman’s Bay!

We had signed up for an excursion … the best of land and sea … so we got right onto a shuttle bus which took us through the town of Bar Harbor, up in to Acadia National Park, and right up to Cadillac Mountain, the largest mountain on the east coast. We only had 20 minutes at the top, but since the weather was gorgeous and the sky was crystal clear, we enjoyed some incredible views of Frenchman’s Bay (we could see our ship!) and all of the many little islands nearby.

Back down through Acadia, off the bus, and straight on to the Margaret Todd, a 4-masted schooner with gorgeous red and orange sails. We took a very pleasant loop around Frenchmen’s Bay, including right around our ship, so we got a great view of it, as well as Cadillac Mountain, the many islands and the hundreds of thousands of lobster traps!

Back on land, we had two hours before we had to be back on the boat, so we headed down Main Street. Bar Harbor looks like so many lovely New England towns (and lots of Maine tourmaline jewelry!). We stopped in a two places we had heard about: the Abbe Museum and St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, which had lots of different styles of really beautiful stained glass, including several Tiffany windows.

Several hours later, back on the ship, I enjoyed another gorgeous sunset, and it was especially cool to see the sun set on the horizon (with Cadillac Mountain still in view in the distance) knowing that the sun’s job wasn’t done for the day … a few hours later, after a delicious dinner, we got see the sun, the earth and the moon all line up nicely for a supermoon lunar eclipse! We’re told this was a pretty rare and amazing astronomical phenomenon, and on the 13th deck of the ship, we felt like we had front row seats for an incredibly beautiful eclipse. The sky was crystal clear, and of course, it was incredibly windy on the upper decks as we cruised along the coast of Maine towards Nova Scotia.

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Boothbay flowers

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

So many beautiful flowers at the Greenleaf Inn at Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

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Boothbay Harbor

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

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Boothbay Harbor Ferry

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

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Ogunquit

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

This was one of our incredibly rare free summer weekends, so we made the most of it with a day trip to Ogunquit with Brendan and Courtney. Ogunquit has an incredibly beautiful stretch of coastline, and it was so interesting to see how different it looks on a summer beach day in low tide compared to when we visited back in late December. We made it back to Boston in time to catch a beautiful Charlestown sunset!

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