News of Maine's Coast and Islands
While covering the Vietnam War, Dudman and two other journalists were ambushed in Cambodia. To help reassure a younger, very frightened colleague, Dudman said: “If we get out of this alive, we’ll have one hell of a good story.”
I began traveling the roads on the western side I hadn’t been down just to see if I could catch the sunset from a new angle.
There is a new player on the block, fouling the coast, the Gulf of Maine, and the wild things within.
Tides ranges from the local to the oceanic, from the personal to the universal, from deep history to contemporary engineering…
When colonists came to New England—and the Gulf of Maine in particular—the spectacular fish runs they wrote home about were the striped bass, not salmon.
Think back to 2008: summer Olympics in Beijing; signs of the Great Recession start to show; Barack Obama is elected president; Celtics beat the Lakers in the NBA finals.
The landscape suddenly shifted from jagged edges to pillowy slopes of granite.
The sound of the bell buoy at night, through an open window, will still remind me of my childhood summers…
I grow some strawberries, usually enough for strawberry shortcake at least once...