beauty, Mountains, nature photography, Reflections, Sky & Trees, travel, Waterfalls

A day trip on the Kancamagus Highway, Lincoln NH…

I have to start by saying that I can not believe it has been 5 months since I last wrote…man, am I getting lazy! 🙂 I have been on so many cool trips locally, mostly exploring Massachusetts due to Covid but now that I have had both shots of the Moderna vaccine I decided to venture out of the state.

Last Monday I left for an Airbnb in Lincoln, NH. I hadn’t been to Lincoln since I was a child and someone had posted a picture of a waterfall and I thought…”I like waterfalls” so I went on the Airbnb app and found a lovely studio condo at The Lodge at Lincoln Station and planned to explore.

Two issues with this plan…I booked too far in advance to know what the weather was going to be and I did not research the hike to the waterfall…as it turned out the weather was not going to cooperate while I was there! Monday-Thursday and Tuesday was supposed to be the best day! And the waterfall I wanted to visit…a nine mile hike! Reviews said it started out easy but towards the end you had to pretty much be at least an intermediate rock climber in order to access the waterfall. Well, I don’t do 9 miles of anything…on a really good day I might be able to do 3 miles but it has to be spread out over hours with places to sit along the way…and I am absolutely not even a beginner when it comes to rock climbing.

New plan…just head up the Kancamagus Highway and stop wherever I pleased! There is plenty to see along that very long and beautiful highway. 56+ miles of New Hampshire beauty through the White Mountains National Forest. I headed out Tuesday, rather late but just right for me, and returned right before sunset.

Here are my favorites from that daythese images include the Pemigewasset River, Lower Falls, the Swift River with its waterfall (very small compared to where I had planned to go!) and a few other areas along the highway with turnouts and parking areas.

These were not all the pictures from the day…just my favorites. More stories to follow from my trip to New Hampshire…which was supposed to end Thursday but I decided to move on to Lyman, ME because I just wasn’t ready to go home…and I found a lovely, reasonably priced Airbnb on Wadleigh Pond.

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See you on the road!— thanks for traveling with me!!!

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

fireworks, sky, travel

Happy 4th of July everyone…

All gatherings for fireworks have been canceled in my area this year though one of the local TV channels is going to be airing fireworks on TV…not sure from where but it’s just not the same! 

But I have a brief post…fireworks from Bennington, VT two years ago…I hope you enjoy the fireworks!  

Happy Fourth everyone!  

Hope you enjoyed the fireworks!  Stay safe out there!  

 

beauty, nature photography, sky, travel, Uncategorized

The journey begins so come travel with me!

February 14, 2018

So, new day/new trip and I have to confess I love sky shots from my starting destination to landing and back again…I certainly hope you do to and that you don’t get frustrated with my love of the sky and how interesting the terrain looks as you travel from city to city, state to state, urban to rural.  Today’s adventure is beginning in Boston (my home base) and ending in Greensboro, NC.  I picked this destination because on the day I was trying to decide where to go next I watched 4 shows on TV throughout the day that were all coincidentally based in Greensboro so I checked my favorite “go-to” places to see what might be going on in that area.   

My first “go-to” has always been TripAdvisor.  This site just offers so much information!  I don’t look here to find hotels because my go-to hotel is the Hilton chains…I am rarely disappointed with the option of locations available where I want to go.  If Hilton doesn’t have a hotel where I want to go then I rely on TripAdvisor to help me out.  My next “go-to” place to check if I want to go someplace is my rGPS app.  I can’t remember how I came upon this app but it is the best for seeing what is within a 75 mile range for “really great photo shots” (get it rGPS).  Having checked out both these apps I moved onto book my airline ticket – go to for me is American Airlines – and then to my Hilton app to book my hotel.  Car rental options are a coin toss but I have started using Orbitz to book and generally with Enterprise.  Everything I needed booked so time to get on-board the plane!  

So…we get shots from above on the first day of travel!!  Sorry in advance though I did delete over 50 pictures I am still including a lot.  Confession…I do have trouble at times editing myself!  I have been told and I don’t disagree…when I am taking pictures I need to really think about whether or not I have already taken the best shot of any one thing and perhaps stop myself if I think I have (I don’t always listen to myself 🙂 ).  

 

    Traveling is not something you’re good at.  It’s something you do.  Like breathing!

                                                       -Gayle Foreman-

 

Bryce Canyon (66 of 76)

Thanks for joining me!  Though I love traveling alone I do enjoy knowing that family and friends are traveling along with me and enjoying my travels as I move from one point to another gathering the best of nature I can access where I travel.  I typically post my photos on social media but family and friends have been encouraging me to set up a blog for quite some time now.  I decided today to pull the trigger.  

I have traveled for many years and been to many places I have loved but I wasn’t as into photography as I have been the last few years.  I don’t always travel far but when I choose a destination (sometimes kind of like throwing a dart at a map to see where I will end up though I have never actually thrown the dart!) I know there will be wonderful locations for me to enjoy and get the best pictures I can.   

My cover photo and the photos below are from a visit to Bryce Canyon last March.  What an amazingly stunning place to photograph nature!  I am not sure I will make it back there again some day but I now have the pictures and memories now locked away in my memory bank and can go there in my mind whenever I want.  

That is part of the joy of traveling.  With so many destinations on the bucket list you need only visit some place once and it will be in your memory bank forever.  So, if you don’t get to travel yourself, please come along on my journeys with me!  I won’t always take you to the most exciting locales but I will take you to some very lovely places. 

 

 

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton