As you all know we were in York Maine last week. Wolf and I go every year not only to sit on the beach and relax away a year of stress but also to celebrate our anniversary. This year marks six years of marriage. Our marriage has lasted longer than 50% marriages in the US Well, maybe not 50% but it seems close.
The weather was just perfect the whole time Wolf and I were in York which is a change from previous years. Except the year we got married it’s rained for our vacation every year. This doesn’t discourage us from going. Mostly what we want is the relaxation time and, for me, my yearly lobster.
The point has really been built up in the last few years with two million dollar homes right on the rocks.
The tide schedule was pretty decent while we were there. It was high during the after noon and low as Sun went down. The soft, wet sand made for wonderful prints. These are a seagulls.
Wolf and I being uber cute.
Neither of us wrote this but we shared the sentiment.
York is experimenting with solar trash compactors. This is the first time I’ve seen them. The text reads:
In an effort to improve efficiency and keep our beaches as clean and environmentally correct as possible the Town of York is experimenting with some innovative green technology.
Please help us test these solar powered trash compactors by depositing bottles and cans and in the appropriate containers and putting only trash in the big bellys.
It is unlawful to leave trash anyplace than the containers provided.
I took this picture early in the afternoon when the tide was still coming in. By the end of the day the bellys were full as were the recycling containers so trash was placed on the ground in front of the containers. This led me to believe no enough trash containers were available for the amount of trash accumulated. Also, this was the only place I saw the Big Bellys.* There are lots of “regular” trash barrels along the sidewalk but they too were full by the end of the day. And still there’s lots of trash on the beach.
I do think this is a great start and I hope the Big Bellys program is successful. I’d love to see more next year when we go up.
Mistress Moon was full. Wolf and I watched ascend from the saline womb of Ocean which was so beautiful. And we got to see Venus. I tried to take some pictures but they didn’t come out because I didn’t have my tripod with me. My hands are too shaky to hold the camera still in low light.
*It drives me nuts the name isn’t Big Bellies.