MAINE: my final frontier. These are the voyages of the Scooter Vespa 250 i.e. Super. Its continuing mission - to explore America's most heavily forested state - to roam the vast coastline, numberless lakes, and mighty mountains. To boldly go where no scooter has gone before!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Warm, Gray Day

The sun never fully emerged from behind the clouds today, yet the temperature reached 60 degrees, 21 degrees above the average for this date. Once the rain stopped in the early afternoon, I rode out to Falmouth, then around Baxter Boulevard.

I stopped in Falmouth Foreside and was about to snap a photo when a gentleman came out of a nearby home and offered to take a photo of me on the GTS. He told me that when he lived in Boston, he rode a Vespa. Those who've driven in Boston understand his courage; driving a tank would be daunting on the streets of that "Rules? We don't need no stinking RULES!" city.

A view from the Boulevard, across Back Bay, to downtown Portland.

This is as almost as bright as the day got.

If I'd parked here during the summer, I'd have been the object sneers, taunts, evil looks, and raised digits, and perhaps rightly so. You see, the Baxter Boulevard walking/jogging track is one of the safest, most scenic
places in Greater Portland, and is fiercely protected and maintained by those who cherish its 3.6 miles around Back Bay.

Look, I said to myself, I see shadows. The sun broke through for only a moment, for it had disappeared by the time I turned to take the picture below.

This is the beginning of the Baxter Boulevard path.

Birds of a feather flock together...

...except this one, who preferred the mucky mud of low tide.


  1. Hi

    i really like your header picture ....wonderful colours from the sky reflecting onto the water and the colours are splashing them selfs all over the photo.

    you have a nice scoot

    ride safe and have the upmost enjoyment



    scootering adventures

  2. Love the lone gull. When it dies if it is reincarnated as a human, I bet it will ride a scooter. I don't know if I believe in reincarnation or not, but I think this gull just might.

    Thanks for the share.

  3. Circle Blue: My fear of reincarnation, should it be real, is that I'd end up as a vulture which dines on dead things, or as something tiny that people squish.

  4. Len: Thank you for your comments. The photo was taken at sunrise from Fort Allen Park in Portland, Maine. My scoot is a Vespa GTS 250; I'm about to hit 8,000 miles since buying it new in mid-March of 2011