Where I’ve Been – Five on Friday

Where I’ve Been – Five on Friday

Where I’ve Been

I’ve been in beautiful places and seen interesting things while away from Amy’s Five On Friday for a few weeks. You may join us if you’re a blogger by following the link. It’s a good way to meet other bloggers, see places and things you’ll likely never see in person, and be part of a blogging community. If you’re not a blogger you’ll still get to see new things. Here’s where I’ve been.

This Old Tree

This old tree with a puzzling rectangular hole lies on the shore of East Musquash lake. I think the hole was cut so that something could live in the dead tree, but what? What would live there that needs such a large hole? Duck boxes have small round holes. Any ideas?
five on friday, log, bird house, nest box, duck box

Lake Champlain

A ferry across Lake Champlain between Ticonderoga, NY and Shoreham, VT.  A farm tractor and tedder rake were also on the ferry. That’s something you don’t see every day. The ferry is fun to take and it saves about 20 minutes. When I’ve been on the road for nine hours every spared minute matters.
Ticonderoga Ferry, where i've been, five on fridayDowntown Old Orchard Beach, Maine. I hadn’t been there since I was 16. It’s changed a lot, and not for the better. You can barely see the pier from the road now. It was fun getting there. I was with a new friend, in her tiny BMW convertible with the top down, holding my camera out like a tourist.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine

old orchard beach, where i've been

Pyramid Lake

Pyramid Lake, Paradox, New York. I spent six days here at a writing retreat. This was my third year at the retreat and my first 1,000 mile trip as the driver. Having a new truck with Onstar has given me a new sense of freedom. I know the truck isn’t going to break down (under 4,000 miles) but if I happened to get a flat tire I have roadside assistance to rescue me as long as I’m on pavement. Onstar gave me turn by turn directions. I didn’t love five lanes of rush hour traffic Friday night but I did it.
where i've been, paradox, NY, Pyramid Lake

Upta Camp

Best of all, Camp Sweet Family Camp. Built in 1951 by my then nine year old mother, Great Grampa John and other family members.
upta camp, camp, upper sysladobsis, Maine, Lakeville, where I've been
week of wildlife, five on friday

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7 thoughts on “Where I’ve Been – Five on Friday

  1. A beautiful part of the country, never visited so I really enjoyed your photos. No idea about the tree with the square hole.

  2. You’ve been a busy traveler! I haven’t been “up north” in years. Love the scenery… that lake looks like a wonderful place for a retreat. Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  3. You’ve visited some beautiful places on your travels. Taking a ferry can be so relaxing. We do it often, here on our island in the Pacific.

  4. Hey Robin,
    Good to have you back bloggin’ again. Missed ya!
    “This old tree” looks like an old bee tree, with the hole cut to remove the honeycomb. Just guessin’, but I’ve seen it done that way before.
    Dave H, from the “Endless Mountains” of N. PA
    Acts 4:12

  5. You have been to some beautiful places indeed! I hope that you enjoyed the retreat and were inspired in your writing. That hole in the tree is fascinating, if it went all the way through I would say that someone had made it as a sort of picture frame, but I have no idea! Thank you too for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great August and I look forward to seeing you again in September! xx

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