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Sunday, April 19, 2015

4/18/15 Down East Sunrise Trail

Yesterday was rainy in the morning so we did a short walk around the hood and Kelley had a day off and had sun in the afternoon. . I sowed pepper seeds - inside.



This morning was sunny but still a problem of finding a trail with  good footing. Decided to check out the area around Franklin again and found the Dynamite Brook and Myrick Pond Roads still not plowed and the hidden ponds parking lot also still covered with snow. Back to Franklin and the Sunrise. We started from the same place as last time but went the other direction- toward Elsworth - a section we had not done.
48 and sunny at the start overcast and 54 at the finish.

Even this trail, which is fairly open,still had patches of snow and ice along with muddy spots.


There was a small sign saying this was Mill Brook - seemed to be well over it's banks


Kelley seemed to be doing well. She liked that there were lots of new scents  and there was lots of water along the trail which she took advantage of many times.





Had to try out the macro lens I hadn't been using during our winter hikes





This was not an especially scenic section of the trail but it was easy walking for Kelley and warm enough for shirt sleeves on the way back.  2  1/4 hours 

12 comments:

  1. Glad your snow is melting and Kelley has more swimming opportunities!

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    1. Hi Linda- We took a day off and walked around the neighborhood and saw crocus!

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  2. It makes me smile to know that Kelley had a great time--you are a great dog lover! Sometimes those places that don't seem scenic have their own subtle beauty like the macros you captured.

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    1. You are right Betty- there is beauty if we only look Kelley really is happy for there to be water again.

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  3. Love the coloration on the cut wood photo--very pretty.

    Well, now I know spring has sprung if you're sowing seeds. Have a wonderful week!
    Sue

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    1. You have a nice week too Sue- it seemed spring would never get here

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  4. Wow, love all your pics but the 2 last ones are so vivid ! I always read your blog at night in bed on my Kindle but can't comment because I can never remember my Google password so i do it from laptop during the day, lol.
    I remember Elsworth when we visited last. We stayed in Bar Harbor and went to a cool little restaurant called Route 66.....can't wait to move !

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    1. Thank you Serafina. When are you moving?

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  5. We're still looking at houses for sale online and gathering information as to buying in Maine/loans, etc. I can't believe the prices of houses there ! My comment to my husband is usually : "OK, what's wrong with the house" , since prices are so low, haha. Our dream would be to go live in the middle of nowhere but we have to be realistic ; we're not getting any younger so we need to look closer to town . I would love to have chickens so we need to take that into consideration. We're looking South Maine right in the middle , not too far East, not too far West, lol

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    1. Housing is more reasonable her than many places - especially if you get away from the Portland area. Have you considered the Bangor area.? Nice city ( about 33,000 people) country near by, Central to lots of things - Acadia, Baxter St. Park, the mountains, etc. Most of the hikes you see on our blog are within an hour and a half of Bangor- most closer. Have you seen this forum ? http://www.city-data.com/forum/maine/

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  6. Oh yes, we've looked around Bangor. We would like it to be not far from ocean (1 hour?) and possibly near all the places you mentioned ; Bangor area is definitely in the run.
    I did go to that forum ; you gave me the address sometime back, thanks , got some answers too.

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    1. Yes about an hour- you could live in the country in this area and have your chickens and the advantages of the city

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