Monday, April 11, 2011
...and the beaches aren't crowded today
From my Vespa's parking place to the upper right corner of this photo, taken at Camp Ellis, Maine's longest stretch of sandy beaches runs for seven miles. Remember this picture; when I return in midsummer, there will not be a place to park a scooter, or room to plant an umbrella, near any of Maine's beaches.
Higgin's Beach in Scarborough is the most popular surfing site in Maine. And when the temperature rises above 60 degrees - which it does for several days every summer - this beautiful stretch of sand just south of Portland will resemble a Woodstock concert crowd.
A couple of kids sit on a Civil War cannon at Fort Allen Park in Portland, as Dad relaxes.
In a late March photo, Old Orchard Beach seagulls are being fed French fries from the only restaurant open before the tourists pour in, and the scavenger gulls enjoy a summer-long buffet.