Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A Winter Walk at Wolfe's Neck Park

It was a glorious day for a winter walk with temperatures just above freezing. We drove to Wolfe's Neck Park in Freeport, one of our favorite places in Maine. The longest loop takes only an hour so my son decided to walk the ten miles home on his own.

Together we hiked the compacted trail with only microspikes, leaving our snowshoes in the car. 

Yesterday's ice storm left the trees glistening like cut glass. Streams gurgled with melting snow.

Evergreens dripped like rain. 

An ocean of ice reflected the bright sunlight, so deceptively warm.

Casco Bay was still mostly frozen, fractured by thaw and tides.

As the sun slipped behind a cloud, the blues intensified.

We climbed down the slick steps to the shore.

Where the ocean stretched to the horizon and beyond.


troutbirder said...

Such beautiful scenes and so reminiscent of our northeastern "Arrowhead" country and our inland sea Lake Superior. I do miss my days of Cross Country skiing there...:)

cynthia said...

Winter is my favorite season, and I get so little of it. Love these photos--all the blues and whites. Thanks for sharing.

thecuecard said...

Wow beautiful photos! I googled it to see where it was -- right on the tip of a point eh? Pretty bay area and woods. I have not been to Maine since my brother's wedding not far from Bath in 1984, so I enjoy seeing your scenic posts.

Sarah Laurence said...

troutbirder, it would be fun to ski by the Great Lakes.

Cynthia, if winter is your favorite season, you should move to Maine! I enjoy your southern photos when I crave summer.

Cue, yes, it's nearly on the tip of a peninsula so there are ocean views on both sides of the park. Bath is maybe a half hour drive up the coast. What a nice place for a wedding!

Donna said...

How beautiful! How fortunate you are to live near these lovely places where you can do things like that. I miss the ocean!

Sarah Laurence said...

Donna, I am grateful to live in Maine. I understand why you have a second home by the sea.

khaki said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love your photographs. You are so talented. The snow is so pretty- it is truly magical. I love the stream photo- so relaxing!!!

Jenn Jilks said...

Your Maine looks somewhat like our part of the woods! (Get it??!!)

Petra Pavlátková said...

The blues on the frozen water look fantastic, Sarah, it must have been a pleasant and interesting (though a bit slippery) walk. :)

Les said...

It appears you actually had a winter this year, Sarah. I know that makes you happy. It did indeed look a glorious winter day, especially with the shining sun on such a gorgeous landscape.