the view from on high….

I haven’t updated in a while. This seems to be a recurring theme on this blog lately. And that’s fine; this blog is what it is and my writing attention has been elsewhere both on my Everyday Systems log and in my other writing projects.

I’ve been to the top of 3 different mountains in the past couple-three weeks; first I took my sister, my niece, and my daughter to the top of Cadillac Mountain, which is one of my absolute favorite views in the entire world. It was a beautiful day, and the drive to the top of the mountain was uneventful.

Then later in the week, I took my daughter and a friend of hers to the much smaller and less-spectacularly-located Bradbury Mountain in Pownal, Maine, about a half-hour drive from Portland. This one does require a climb to the top, and while I was huffing and puffing to the top, it wasn’t what I would call overly strenuous. It was fun, though.

Earlier this week, I went camping with my daughter to Camden Hills State Park; we had a wonderful time and saw a pretty spectacular full moon rise over Penobscot Bay from the top of Mount Battie. I learned that there are only 2 places on the entire Eastern seaboard where the mountains meet the sea in this way; Camden is one of them, the other is Mt Desert Island. And truly, these two views are amazing. While a much smaller mountain (800 feet high), the view from Mount Battie is equally spectacular, with the port town of Camden just below.

I think from now on when I am playing “tour guide” I will have to include a trip to the top of Mount Battie as well as Cadillac Mountain.

The moonrise on top of Mount Battie was especially poignant for my daughter and I, as earlier that day we had learned that a dear friend of ours who was 4 months pregnant had lost her baby. I wrote a poem about the experience, and I may post it here.

3 thoughts on “the view from on high….”

  1. Cadillac is one of my favourites as well Jim. I should a bridal couple up there once in 20 MPH winds. Right here close to home though, I’d also recommend Douglas Hill in Baldwin. Very short hike with a rewarding view that far exceeds the exertion requirement, or if you’ve got the time come visit and we’ll take you to the top of our own Fessenden Tor!

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