Gassan Lake

My son and his family live on Bainbridge Island, WA and we have the opportunity to visit them a few times a year. If you like to hike and take photos, this is the place to do it.  Gasson Lake Trail is about 5 miles round trip and fairly level.  This shot is on the backside of the lake.  It took some bushwhacking to get to this spot as the trail didn’t come this way.

Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island

Nubble Lighthouse

The Cape Neddick Lighthouse stands on Nubble Island about 100 yards  off Cape Neddick Point. It is commonly known as Nubble Light or simply The Nubble. Cape Neddick Point is at the north end of Long Sands Beach in the village of York Beach. The lighthouse is inaccessible to the general public, but the nearby mainland is occupied by Sohier Park with a view of the lighthouse and a gift shop with a “Nubble” theme.  If you’re adventurous you can climb down the rocks and get to the waters edge to ad a little drama to your shot.

Maine
Maine

Boston Harbor

Still have lots of France photos but we spent last week in Boston and wanted to break things up and post some things from there.  This was last Friday night and the full moon over Boston Harbor was fun to see.  This was taken from the observation deck of the Marriott Custom House.

Boston
Boston

Château de Chenonceau

Another rainy day in the Loire Valley visiting Chateau de Chenonceau.  It is located on the river Cher and built in 1513 by Katherine Briçonnet.  The rooms were spectacularly furnished.

Loire Valley
Loire Valley

Leonardo’s Gun

Leonardo’s da Vinci moved to Le Chateau du Clos Luce which is in Amboise, France.  On the grounds are replicas of many of his inventions.  I wasn’t aware that he designed a machine gun but he did and here it is.

Le Chateau du Clos Luce. France
Le Chateau du Clos Luce. France

Sunflowers

In the Loire Valley we saw several fields of sunflowers as we were driving around.  After ignoring them for a couple days we had a stormy afternoon with heavy rain that provided a background to highlight them well enough.

Loire Valley
Loire Valley