Monday, July 28, 2014

Afternoon Fun

No running today, just a few photos from yesterday afternoon. After a mellow morning at home, we finally decided we should get out for an afternoon adventure. Of course, as luck would have it, as soon as we got in the car, it started pouring. Since hiking in the pouring rain really isn't high on the list of fun things to do, we decided to take the opportunity to go to the Bowdoin Art Museum instead. There was a Richard Tuttle print exhibit on display, and Sam had fun doing the scavenger hunt the interns had made up for the exhibition. It was the perfect museum for a 4 year old - enough to see but not too big that it drags on.

We left the museum and noticed that the rain had dissipated, so we decided to stick with our original plan and set out for a short hike. Ryan and I have run by a conservation property on Bunganuc Road many time, and both have wondered what the trail is like. Today seemed the perfect day to find out. The Maquoit Bay Conservation Land trail is essentially a flat walk through the woods on an old road, ending at Maquoit Bay. It was the perfect place for a walk on a rainy, foggy day, except that the mosquitos were out in force and things were a wee bit soggy! Still, we enjoyed it (well, at least Sam and I did! Ryan got the brunt of the mosquito bites so he might say otherwise ;) ). There were a lot of mushrooms to look at, blueberries to pick, a newt sighting, and a nice view at the end. It was a bit too slick to get down to the shoreline so we contented ourselves with taking in the view from up high in the breeze before heading back home. 


healthyincville said...

Rainy days bring out the newts :)

Sparkplug said...

Yes, the newts were just about the only thing I liked about hiking in the rain along the AT :)