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, October 30, 2012

Sandy sends us back to the good old days

Hurricane Sandy merely brushed the state of Maine, and while most of us lost power for a time, and trees were downed, and flooding did occur, we are far more fortunate than the millions who lost so much more - life, property, and the irreplaceable treasures of accumulated photographs, books, documents and the like.

The single blessing of such an event, at least for me, was the forced but acceptable return to the days before computers, the Internet, ebooks, iPhones and their kindred, turned us into consumers of bytes, lost without the electronic world.

And while I was pleased when the power returned after a night and part of a day off the grid, I thoroughly enjoyed the setup below: a wood stove fire, a good book, and candles to read by.