Saturday, June 24, 2017

Rock Work at Pine Mountain

FCNEMBA is building a new trail up Pine Mountain. Today's session was heavy rock work!!
Needless to say, this trail will be awesome when completed...

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Bunker Ruins - Peaks Island

A large completely abandoned military fortification remains unadvertised and obscured by nature on a remote section of Peaks Island near Portland Maine. Completed in 1942 as part of World War II, it was built to protect Casco Bay.

My niece was getting married that night on Peaks Island so it was a great opportunity to explore the ruins with my son. After taking the ferry from Portland, we hiked at a brisk pace for about three miles and found the spot, barely visible among all the overgrowth.
My son forging ahead at a brisk pace
One of three entrances - too wet to enter
We climbed up on top
Nature vs. Man
Up top there were remnants of old ventilation shafts
We found the way in!
Graffiti everywhere...
This is the view from the front that faces the ocean. I believe it was a huge gun turret.
Inside - a long scary walk in the pitch black darkness
A super short video - "Whistling in the Dark"
I meant to whistle the X files theme but Chariot of the Gods and the opening bassoon lick of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was whistled instead! It was scary but the reverb was awesome!

Hauntingly beautiful!
Returning to the ferry stop, we passed by marshes and a beaver house.

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