Lately I’ve been really boring so I decided to set myself a challenge to give me something to do in my spare time. After considering a number of possibilities like seeing how long it would take me to eat my own body weight in chocolate I decided that most of my ideas were ridiculous and that the challenge shouldn’t involve eating, education or exercise. I came up with the idea of going to a different state every weekend for 5 weeks. First step was Maine.
Pointless Maine Facts
- Maine is only the 39th largest US state but is nearly as large as all the other New England states combined.
- Maine produces 90% of the US toothpick supply.
- It is impossible to go more than a mile in Maine without finding someone selling lobster (I may have made that up).
- Peak’s Island, Maine is home to a museum dedicated solely to umbrella covers (sadly I haven’t visited to see if it’s worth it).
- The population density of Maine is 43.1 people per square mile compared to 858 in Massachusetts so your chances of running into someone annoying are much lower. Just avoid the Governor.
Today’s trip consisted of a trip up to Ogunquit, a town on the Maine coast with a coastal walk called Marginal Way. Public access to the coast for more than small distances is not common in New England so decent coastal walks are a rare surprise. Ogunquit is a pretty little tourist trap with the usual art galleries, shops selling crap t-shirts and restaurants. It was a beautiful spring day and I can thoroughly recommend the walk along Marginal Way. I hope you like the photos!