Calm Before the Storm

I’m on the Amtrak train back to Boston as I write this (thanks for the free WiFi guys) and figured I’d share some photos of sunrise I took in Portland, ME, this morning before I left. If for no other reason than we have 12-18 inches of snow coming tomorrow in a big storm and I need to convince myself that it’s still worth living in New England. Hope you like them!

Leave to Remaine

The other day I looked at my Facebook memories and realised that I used to be a lot less boring than I am now. I’ve done roadtrips across the entire US and explored countries on my own but lately I haven’t spent a night away from home in ages.

Determined to rectify this sad situation I decided to book a weekend on my own up in Maine at late notice. I booked round trip tickets on the Amtrak Downeaster to Portland, a 110 mile, 2.5 hour trip from home (Amtrak isn’t known for its speed). I was a little worried that it would be freezing and terrible especially as they got a foot of snow 2 days before my trip but it wasn’t too cold in the end.

There’s a number of inhabited small islands in the waters surrounding Portland and they have a daily mailboat service. For just 16 dollars I booked a 3 hour trip on the boat and got some great views of coastal Maine. It was cold as hell out on the water and I was the only one dumb enough to be up on deck but I love being by the sea. Hope you like the photos from my trip!

A Weekend in Vermont

I’m back! I realise that I haven’t posted in two months and I’d like to say that it’s because I’ve been really busy doing important things but the truth is that I just couldn’t think of anything to talk about and I’m really good at procrastinating. Like gold medal good. But I’m back and you’re stuck with me (unless I don’t get round to posting for another two months). Continue reading “A Weekend in Vermont”

Merry Christmas!

I’d like to wish all of my blogging friends a very Merry Christmas! Like the Queen I like to deliver a Christmas message so this year I wrote it in huge letters in the sand on a beach and then took a photo from the top of a cliff. It’s wonderful being home in England for Christmas and I hope that wherever you are you have a great one. 🙂