Ground Hog Day Storm in Lubec

3 Feb

Well, it seems like the movie “Ground Hog Day” here in Downeast Maine.  Over the last 9 days , we have had three storms. Every morning we awaken to the same old thing ~more snow, more shoveling and more snowplowing! We had 18 inches of snow on Ground Hog Day adding to whatever was already on the ground. The wind is wicked, making the drifts  about 7 feet high. The snow piles on the roadside are even higher…there is nowhere to go with it all!

Here are some photos ~

Our back door ~ no getting out this way!

Our back door ~ no getting out this way!

From our front porch ~ before.

From our front porch ~ before.

After and hour of shoveling!

After an hour of shoveling!

View on Church Street.

View on Church Street.

This is Summer Street...summer???

This is Summer Street…summer???

A path cleared....

A path cleared….

We are warm, dry and there is plenty of food in the fridge. The sun is shining  and we are thankful for strong bodies and snow-blowers!

A big “Thank you” to our Town Work Crew Members who are going without sleep and doing all they can to keep the streets open and safe for Lubec. We appreciate them ever so much!

Happy February everyone!!!

West Quoddy Head State Park Walk in January

22 Jan

Yesterday was a bright sunny day – what better way to enjoy winter than to take advantage of the weather , drop everything else and do a hike. It is unusual to have no snow on the ground in January , so… Dennis and I decided to walk the entire West Quoddy Head State Park Trail!

We began at The West Quoddy Light House - first stop, Gulliver's hole.

We began at The West Quoddy Light House – first stop, Gulliver’s hole.

Then onto to Green Point, where folks have created cairns.

Then onto to Green Point, where folks have created cairns.

The views are all beautiful - this one is before we come to the end of the coastal trail and head inland.

The views are all beautiful – this one is before we come to the end of the coastal trail and head inland.

The trail ends in a meadow looking over to Lubec.

The trail ends in a meadow looking over to Lubec.

Walking back to the car, we spot a mature Eagle who is not interested in us...only the lunch he is having on the roadside!

Walking back to the car, we spot a mature Eagle who is not interested in us…only the lunch he is having on the roadside!

3 hours later, we are back at the car and headed home to Peacock House.  We live in such a beautiful area …come and see it for yourself some day!

Happy 2015 from Peacock House

3 Jan

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View from Boot Cove Platform

Yesterday, Dennis and I hiked the Boot Cove Preserve. A gorgeous , sunny day in the beginning of January is such a treat.

This got us thinking about all the wonderful things to do in Lubec in the year ahead.  It’s time to plan a visit to Downeast Maine and Peacock House!

Here are some of the events and activities  you can consider ~

The Downeast Birding Festival held in May

The third annual Bay of Fundy International Marathon – June 28

Summer Keys Music Program

A visit to Roosevelt’s Campobello  Island – After  the Ken Burns Special in 2014, this will be a busy year for the Park.

Whale watching in July and August

Puffin Tours – contact Andy Patterson at Bold Coast Tours to schedule a visit to Machias Seal Island

See the sunrise at West Quoddy Head Lighthouse – the easternmost point in the contiguous USA

Hike , Hike, Hike – please ask us for suggestions, there are oh, so many beautiful options.

Or, you can just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of Lubec -

 an honest to goodness  coastal fishing village without the  hub-bub of modern life.

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“and now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”  Rainer Maria Rilke

Dennis and I wish you all the best in 2015.

Hope to see you soon!

Sue and Dennis

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