ALASKA
September 2001

NEVADA
October 2001

ALASKA
September 2002

CALIFORNIA
November 2002

FLORIDA
February 2003

WYOMING
September 2003

WYOMING
September 2004

NEW MEXICO
November 2004

VENEZUELAN EMBASY
May 2005

REMINGTON MUSEUM
June 2005

WYOMING
September 2005

ARUBA
January 2008

SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS

LABRADOR EXPEDITION
October 2008

ARTISTS FOR CONSERVATION
Information coming soon

DELAWARE
DUCK STAMPS

MARYLAND BLACK BEAR STAMPS

WASHINGTON
October 2010

MYAKKA STATE PARK
Information coming soon

PENNSYLVANIA DUCK STAMPS
Information coming soon

 MAINE
October 2011

BOMBAY HOOK
WILDLIFE REFUGE

ALASKA
2012
 

MAINE 2011

October 2011: Unlike my other three trips to Maine, which were in warm month of June, my fourth was in cooler weather of early October. Another difference was I had the good fortune to enjoy this trip with my favorite traveling companion, Wendy. Having never been to Maine before, I wanted to be sure she got to see as much as possible. The intent was to not only catch the changing colors of the New England foliage and see the rocky coast during a different season, but to also see as much of the wildlife as possible. For the few days we were there, near Bar Harbor, we made Seal Harbor in Acadia National Park.


 
During repeated trips around the park and exploring wherever possible, we enjoyed many views from Cadillac Mountain, the rocky coast and tidal pools near Otter Point. We even climbed in a cave, with an opening not even visible at high tide. Taking advantage of a few good tips we got from our hosts, we hiked a few of the less frequented trails and enjoyed some of the less known places Acadia has to offer.
 



 
On one cold, clear morning, we did a little paddling up a creek on the north side of the island. The water was cold and like glass, the air was crisp and the reflections were spectacular. We didn’t see a moose, but everything about this particular morning and landscape kept the anticipation high and the possibility in our minds.
 



 
And what trip to Maine would be complete without a lobster feast? Lobster: clearly one of the best parts of visiting the north Atlantic coast. Fifteen pounds of lobster…five hungry people… Life is good! We also managed to visit Baxter State Park on a gorgeous, sunny day, where we took a very long hike before leaving.
 



 
Also, during our trip, we went on a two-hour nature cruise and a four-hour whale watch out of Bar Harbor. Lighthouses, seals, scenery, birds and, of course, whales kept these trips interesting and exciting. A special thanks to Patty and Brian for the use of their home and their hospitality.

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