On the last leg of my road trip, which began Tuesday and saw me through 10 states: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.
Maine was not required but I wanted to make the count 10, so I asked my friends to show me something they knew in Maine, and we drove over the border just for fun.
Later, we went on a walking tour of an outdoor historical settlement called Strawbery Banke Museum … where stood over twenty houses, intact, and completely accessible to the public.
There were orchards, gardens, residences, stores and stories ….
Inside the decor was unapologetic, time and weather worn.
A staircase gem. That photograph is one of my favourites … think I might make it into a print.
In one of the the houses, were walls covered with handmade wallpaper scenes. Incredibly preserved. Very telling.
With so much driving and eating well each night, I did not take many photographs.
However, after I dipped my toes into the Atlantic Ocean … I managed to capture the pre Memorial Day afternoon scene on Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Just me and Mother Nature.
Judging from the miles of backup I saw northbound as I drove southbound, I suspect my empty beach photograph is one of the last of its kind ’til September.