Major Nor’easter hits Georgetown

Rocks at Half-mile Beach

Mid-coast Maine was hit in late February with a serious winter storm, one of the worst in recent memory. Wind gusts along the coast were clocked at over 60 miles per hour, many trees were downed (including several pines in the woods around Coveside) and power was out in parts of Georgetown for as long as four days. We blessed the fact that we had a generator! During the storm, the wind howled and rain (6 inches in 24 hours) flew horizontally at the house. We have a new appreciation for those enduring hurricanes.

The waves at Reid State Park, even a couple of days later, were spectacular. Fortunately, unlike the situation at Popham State Park, the beach — while full of debris — was left intact.

Surf on Mile Beach

Autumn comes to Georgetown

The nights are getting chilly and the leaves are starting to turn.  Autumn is a great time on the Maine coast — no crowds, sunny days (mostly!) and clear nights.  Here are some pictures:

Squirrel Point Light, a 30 minute walk from a trailhead in Arrowsic, a short drive from Coveside:IMG_1518

 

 Across the Kennebec River is Phippsburg.

 

 

 

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A fisherman’s cottage in Marrtown, West Georgetown

 

 

 

 

Scenes from Reid State Park:

Little River Estuary from the Woodland Trail IMG_1038

 

 

 

 

 

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 Mile Beach