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, March 19, 2013

Well, at least the snow is gone!

The tide was extra-high in the Scarborough Marsh, and the sky threatening, but at least the snow is gone.

And what is this? A skateboard on the beach!? At least this guy isn't trying to ride it. What's next - some goofball riding a scooter on the sands of Old Orchard Beach?

This surfer contemplated the cold, windy, dismal sea...

...and wisely said, hell no!

 

This couple made the same decision after a couple of minutes watching the waves pound the Pier

In about six weeks, this coaster will be open for the season. But on this dark day, it's just a forlorn reminder that summer is so very short along the coast of Maine - and that winter is so very, very long!

 

12 comments:

  1. I really am enjoying your photos. And where is all your mean ol' snow? It looks like Spring may happen around there.

    Windchill of minus 3 right now, ripping wind over snow...

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    1. I just checked over some past temps for your area. Not that warm, but obviously there had to be warm sun with less wind to get the snow to move on.

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    2. Martha,

      Thank you very much - I'm really having fun taking pictures, and using my new software to fix my faults, and improve the image.

      Regarding snow - on the eve of Spring, mean old Mother Nature is proving that groundhog predictions can't be trusted! Even though Puxatony Phil predicated an early Spring, it's been snowing hard since about 10 am.

      Tom

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  2. Glad your snow has melted as it makes for easier riding, but it still look smighty chilly.

    Going to sound like a silly question but do you get the really bad winds blowing off the ocean inland like we do on the west coast? I've never been to the East coast so I had to ask. It is rarely a calm day at the ocean here.

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    1. Trobairitz,

      I was stationed on the Pacific Coast when I was in the Navy, and I remember that it seemed to be windier there than on the coast of Maine. That's not to say that we don't have some serious blowing over here.

      We are often blessed with a "sea breeze" in the summer, which keeps the heat down. And that same breeze in the winter often keeps the snowfall lower than in the not-too-distant mountains.

      Tom

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  3. Tom, I'm choosing to be inspired with this Post's title. Good for you!!!!

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    1. Coop,

      So was I, until the snow started this morning!

      Tom

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  4. Thomas:

    My ears are frozen just thinking about you chilling wind. And where is that goof who rides his scooter in the sand ?

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast

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    1. Bob,

      The next time I do something foolish, like scooting on sand, or riding down a mountain on my Vespa, you an be certain that I'll hide Mike's camera!

      Tom

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  5. HA!! I think the title was a little premature. :) Hopefully this fresh batch will melt semi-quickly (don't want any flooding) and let you hit the "beach" again soon. Stay on two feet.

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    1. Lori,

      I'll be posting an update in a little while regarding the recent relapse into winter on the first day of Spring. Don't we all just love Mother Nature's charming sense of humor?

      Tom

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