Here is my stab at best practices for traveling to Maine – primarily from NYC but anywhere really.
The most important rule is that the minute you have left your home, VACATION HAS BEGUN! So just remember that at all times! Avoid any distracting thoughts like “I need to get up there to begin my vacation, (put that image of craggy trees on hold until you see them!)
I find excellent travel snacks are a must and I spend days planning for them. M and M’s or their variation are made for summer car travel. Early July- I highly recommend cherries especially if it is a rental car - just kidding, I don’t want to stain any car….
I like leave early, VERY EARLY on a week day morning at the crack of dawn 5:30-7:00 a.m. From NYC. I move toward 684 which gets me to West Hartford Reservoir for an awesome hike or bike ride - why delay nature gratification any longer than you have to? (2- 2.5 hours without traffic)There is a lovely loop walk in the Reservoir with a few variations and ice cream near by. This is vacation so all breakfast snacks are...more
Once I start getting near the ocean and see those tall thin craggy trees with wild branches sticking out in all directions my consciousness begins to shift into low gear. I feel like the me I am meant to be! I love the smell of the cold salt water beneath the mysterious of fog where occasionally I find a seal staring into my soul… Jumping from rock to rock (aka bouldering), there are incredible tidal pools and little coves to explore. AND Inland there are is lots of warm sun, blueberries and LAKES to swim in.
I love photographing people when they are relaxed and have the time and space to be themselves!
Hey there are stars up in the sky… lots of them! No better place to rejuvinate and find inspiration than in Maine.
Welcome to my blog about Maine and Mainely Portraits! Stay tuned to see if I can start summer business in the place and love as well as what is specific to Maine and where to find it!more