Winter at the seaside #2

February 23, 2015  •  2 Comments

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It was overcast; the storm was gradually moving offshore leaving inches of fresh powder in its wake. Unless you live by the coast, seeing this amount of snow near the ocean is an unusual experience. Morse Mountain, south of Bath, Maine, provided a great place to take snowshoes or cross-country skiis and get away from the more accessible shoreline. Even in summertime, this is an interesting place to visit. Not everyone wants to walk in almost two miles to see the ocean when Popham Beach is nearby. Add around two feet of snow and the number of visitors is decreased even more. Of course the fort and Popham Beach are well worthwhile to visit.

The temperature was in the 20's, so you needed to dress warmly, but not for an Arctic expedition. No one had been in since the recent storm, but you could follow old paths so the snowshoes didn't sink it too far. That is, except where there were drifts.

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Here is the view from the top of Morse Mountain looking out to sea.

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The beach is the destination of this tramp through the woods.

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And here is Seawall Beach with Seguin Lighthouse on the island offshore.

 

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Beach sand on my snowshoes. How often does that happen?

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This building, Seagontz, is one of the rentals on the property.

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Morse Mountain again. The clouds are pushing out to sea. It is said you can see Mount Washington (in New Hampshire) from here.

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The way back.


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sage(non-registered)
"Beach sand on my snowshoes..." So perfect!!! You make me want to go adventuring. But wow, that looks cold! Glad you can share the pictures with us. Thank you.
tera(non-registered)
Wow...it's beautiful! Thank you for sharing this rare event with us! :)
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