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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Up and Down

Yesterday we climbed five peaks, including Sargent Mountain the second highest peak in the park. We totaled 9.3 miles over extremely rough terrain and crossed the halfway mark, so far reaching 13 of the 24 summits. Unfortunately we didn’t finish our hike before the forecasted afternoon rain showers began. We ended up hiking in a … Continue reading »

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Cliffhanger

Yesterday we crossed off one of our goals, completing the Jordan Cliffs Trail and the Precipice Trail to finish up all of the “ladder” trails in the park. While we can’t pick a favorite, we developed some awards to give out: Most Beautiful “Ladder” Trail without an actual ladder – Homans Path (0.3 miles) Most … Continue reading »

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“Because it’s there.”

[Click here if you missed yesterday’s epic post with 60 photos.] Blog followers may have noticed that we tend to set up random goals when we arrive to someplace new. You may remember we were running out of time at Warderick Wells in the Bahamas so we decided to do all the trails on the … Continue reading »

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Mt. Desert Island

Goowd Aftahnoon! (Said in my best Downeast drawl) We’ve been busy since we announced our arrival in Pretty Marsh Harbor. My dad visited us from last Wednesday night till yesterday morning, and throughout that time we’ve been staying busy all day long. The weather for the most part was glorious, and we used just about … Continue reading »

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Boston – Part 2

Like most folks visiting Boston, we did the “Freedom Trail.” ┬áRather than take a paid tour, we headed to the National Park headquarters in Faneuil Hall and found out that they have several different ranger guided tours that are open to the public. If there’s one thing that we’ve come to love on this cruise, … Continue reading »

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Boston – Part 1

On Saturday morning we left Provincetown in a brisk 20 knot breeze. Running on a broad reach with full sail we were having a great sail, then it started to get a little gusty…. Once the gusts reached about 30 knots we pulled in the main, and then when the gusts got more frequent we … Continue reading »

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Provincetown?

When we left Onset on Thursday morning we were headed for Boston. It should be no surprise to readers of this blog that instead of Boston, we were walking around the streets of Provincetown Thursday afternoon. (Weather, wind, timing, and suddenly we ended up in Provincetown.) In a hint at the surprising things to come, … Continue reading »

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Shipping up to Boston

Now that the rain has cleared, we have clear skies and cool temperatures. Unfortunately, there isn’t much wind, and Hurricane Leslie is sending large swells north to Maine. Rather than deal with that, we’ve decided to spend a few days in Boston. We figured there would be plenty to do in town to keep us … Continue reading »

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