Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and New York

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Massachusetts (December 2015):

Nauset marsh, Cape Cod.

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Race Point beach, Cape Cod.

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Salt marsh and breakwaterwalk in Provincetown, Cape Cod.

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New-Hampshire (December 2015 and June 2017):

Adams Point (December 2015).

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Lonesome Lake and around (December 2015).

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Lake Winnipesaukee seen from Mount Major (June 2017)

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Maine (December 2015, June 2017, June 2018):

Piscataqua River and Wood Island seen from Kittery Point (December 2015).

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Nubble lighthouse at Cape Neddick (December 2015).

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In Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (December 2015).

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In Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (June 2018).

 

 

 

In Kennebunkport (June 2018).

 

In Wolfe′s Neck Wood State Park, southeast of Freeport (June 2018):

- Tiny Googins Island (sanctuary for nesting ospreys).

 

 

- Caterpillar. Its reddish hairs are stiff and strong enough to penetrate human skin and cause severe lasting pain.

 

Meckerel Cove, Bailey Island (December 2015).

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Fort Popham (June 2018, located at the entrance of the Kennebec river south of Bath. Its construction started in 1861 to protect the shipbuilding industry then located upriver in Bath, but was never completed. Made of large granite blocks, this half-circular fort is not very elegant; but, had it been completed and used, it would probably have served its purpose very effectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Knox (June 2017), located south of Bangor. This impressive granite fort contains mounts for 135 cannons. It was built during the 19th century to protect the Penobscot River from naval attacks, but these attacks never happened.

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Vermont (June 2018):

Beautifully built covered bridge over the Ottauquechee river in Woodstock.

 

The Quechee gorge (located east of Woodstock) seen from the bridge above it.

 

 

Lower part of the gorge.

 

Waterfall at the upper end of the Quechee gorge.

 

Dewey′s Mill pond above the waterfall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York State (June 2018):

Left: Bridge across Lake Champlain between Vermont and New York State. Right: Champlain Memorial lighthouse at Crown Point on the western side of the lake.

 

Fort Ticonderoga, some 14 miles south of the lighthouse, also on the western side of Lake Champlain. It was initially built by the French in 1755 (under the name Fort Carillon), then taken by the British in 1759 and renamed Ticonderoga. It was captured by the American revolutionaries in 1775, retaken by the British in 1777, and retaken by the American revolutionaries in 1781. It was visited by then General George Washington in 1783. It was restored in the early 20th century.

 

 

 

 

Hike to the Giant′s Nubble, located in the Adirondacks, southeast of Lake Placid:

- The Giant′s Washbowl, a small lake below the Nubble.

 

 

 

 

- Views of the Giant′s Washbowl and surrounding mountains before reaching the Nubble.

 

 

- The Giant Mountain seen from the Nubble.

 

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