Thursday, December 12, 2013
Mainers know that a walk along the beach can soothe the mind. And with 230 miles of coastline available for the walking, it's apt to be a fairly undisturbed and peaceful adventure. The skies were blue and the wind had been bustling throughout the night. We jetted up through Brunswick to get to one of our local favorites, Popham Beach. As we arrived, the sun was shining and not a person in sight -- just as planned. We watched the foam form as each wave tried pushing farther onto land than the last. Thoughts wandered to where the multitudes of driftwood originated and how long the ride would have been to their landing spot. Waves of sand lined the beach, patterning from recent wind, almost like a Zen Garden. After miles of sand under foot and hour's worth of conversation in the books - we headed out for a cold drink -- we can reward relaxation, right?
Rhon Bell, an outdoor enthusiast, spends his time exploring the Maine Woods and documenting his journeys.
Growing up in Aroostook County, he embraced the outdoor lifestyle at a young age. Living today near Portland, he spends weekends and week-long adventures hiking New England summits, canoeing the historic Maine waterways, and ice fishing for lake trout.
Follow the journey as Window to the Woods discovers new destinations, and check out his other blog, Backwoods Plaid.