My first stops were at Motif #1 for a traditional photo, then Granite Pier (which was closed except for construction vehicles) and finally Halibut Point State Park. Here, I took a hike down to the water and endured the bitter wind off the ocean in order to see some ocean birds!
Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse
The Quarry with the Atlantic visible beyond it
Just a bit cold on the shore!
I also saw Common Eiders and Bufflehead here.
It looked cold in the quarry too.
I stopped briefly to look across Good Harbor Beach. I was still too cold from walking at Halibut Point State Park to be ready to walk again, and yet, someone was actually surfing today!
Thacher Island Twin Lighthouses
Salt marsh on road to the beach
Annisquam Lighthouse from Wingaersheek Beach
We spent hours on those rocks and in the tidal pools among them. Good memories!
I took some back roads on the way home to add a few more town hall photos to my collection. I stopped briefly at Gordon College to plug in directions, and I happened upon some fruit bearing trees that had flocks of European Starlings, American Robins and Cedar Waxwings. A good stop!