Denise Goldberg's blog

Sunday, July 28, 2013

late day light

Yesterday was a day for playing in Maine, from an afternoon walk in Bath to an early evening stroll along the beaches of the Phippsburg Peninsula.

A stroll following the waters edge from Fort Popham, heading towards but not reaching Popham Beach State Park made me wonder just how long the coastline of Maine is. The driving distance from Kittery to Calais following US 1 is 301 miles; the length of the coastline is more than 10 times that distance. According to the Maine Bureau of Geology, Natural Areas, and Coastal Resources, "Maine has approximately 3478 miles (5600 kilometers) of tidally-influenced shoreline." That's pretty amazing, isn't it?

The late day light painted the sky, reflecting in still pools of water left behind as the tide receded.

late day light makes wonderful reflections, Popham Beach

Jump to the gallery mid-coast Maine 2013 for more photos from yesterday's wanders.