The Edge of the World.

Hiked through the Maine woods above the cliffs to the farthest point east in the continental United States today – through bogs and forest and over rocky precipices.  Stood on the very edge of the world and waved to Tom and Ishbel Stronach across the pond.

It was indescribably beautiful, reminded me of hiking above Loch Ness near Inverfairigaig.  Not only does the land look and feel the same, the smells are the same and the water is peaty.  No wonder the first European explorers (the Norse probably) to North America were reminded of home.

So, my first NorEaster and tomorrow there may be snow on the ground.  Can’t wait!  Love, Julia

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12 Responses to The Edge of the World.

  1. Amber Skyze says:

    Hopefully you don’t get too much snow. Maine is famous for a lot. Sounds like fun. :)

  2. Penelope says:

    So glad you are having a great trip! Enjoy your time with the kids! :)

  3. Stephanie says:

    It is the same land — just millions of years ago. Steph

  4. I love to walk the Olympic Penninsula for the same reasons. Enjoy your trip. Hope you’ll share some pix…

    Snow? In April? Nice.

  5. Okay, so I learned something. I’ve been leaving comments and some other site has been attached to my name. So, I’m re-doing it. Someone finally told me!!

    I love walking the Lake Ozette area of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State for all the same reasons. Enjoy your trip. Snow in April? Love it.

  6. Tom Stronach says:

    Bless, Wish We Were There with you and big I….

    One of the strangest experiences you can have is walking across springy peat bogs, if you’ve never done it before it can be quite scary ….

    You two take care and be safe xxxx

  7. Jaye says:

    Always finding beauty. It’s why we love ya, girl. Have fun and stay safe.

  8. They are calling for snow here as well. It sounds like you had a wonderful hike…

  9. Katalina Leon says:

    The hike sounds so beautiful, I hope you’ll enjoy the snow.
    XXOO Kat

  10. Delilah Hunt says:

    Look at you, Ms. Hiker. It sounds amazing, Julia. Have fun, hope that storm isn’t bad.

  11. anny cook says:

    Sounds lovely. Store up memories. Be safe and well.

  12. Nina Pierce says:

    Where are you in Maine … my home. *sigh* So many beautiful places to visit. Hope you enjoyed the snow.