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I might be taking a trip up to Maine and Nova Scotia in July. Can anyone suggest some interesting places to go?
As Nova Scotia juts out into the Atlantic, it is prone to tropical storms and hurricanes in the summer and autumn.
There have been 33 such storms, including 12 hurricanes, since records were kept in 1871 - about once per four years. The last hurricane was Hurricane Juan in September 2003...
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Anyway, I suppose Spring Point is an ideal starting location. It was typically a 10-minute walk from the apartment. It's a large oceanfront construct with various eras of buildings around it. At one point it was a fort, and there's still the oceanfront wall that has small chambers with tiny steel doors looking out to the ocean through which the military would aim cannons at enemy ships. Then there's a lighthouse which has a massive stone walkway leading probably half a mile into the ocean. Various pictures of that are on like half the Maine postcards you can get there. It's also a nice fishing spot, and that huge oceanliner the Scotia Prince comes by every evening around 6. Of course, there's also some beach space, and a bunch of other amusing relics. It's a treasure trove of low-grade artfag photo-ops. I took these pictures there:
Random sunset that reminded me of the arrival scenes from Independence Day.
One of the old fort ruins, which looks surprisingly similar to a scene from a Heretic map of mine :o
I can remember if it was Crescent Beach or Old Orchard that had these sand paths leading into the ocean. They were fairly narrow, but you could walk hundreds of feet out and still only be up to your calves in water. You couldn't see them from the beach though, so occasionally you'd see these people "standing" out where everybody else was going head-under. I do remember Crescent Beach had this warm brown waterflow coming from somewhere and running down the beach into the ocean. I always liked playing in that back in grade school... in retrospect, that probably explains a lot. Anyway, I found this at one of them:
If you don't mind a 2-hour deviation to New Hampshire, there's some great mountain scenery:
Though you can't tell in this picture, that thing up top is called "old man in the mountain", a natural rock formation that looks like a tired old guy when viewed from that angle.
But yeah, there's plenty of tourist spots and some nice obscure things we've come across too. What kind of photos were you hoping to get anyway?
Supposedly, the Old Man in the Mountain doesn't exist anymore. Landslide or something. But yeah, I've been to New Hampshire; there's a lot of great natural scenery there.Lüt said:
What kind of photos were you hoping to get anyway?
Boobies? I have no idea actually. I've been looking for landmarks or anything of interest. Spring Point looks like a good place to start.