Dennysville Snowmobile Club

Dennysville Surroundings

I spend two weeks in Dennysville, working on my new project. Got a ride on ATV vehicle to the swamps, saw biting turtles, a lot of birds, who’s’ names I would never remember, had a dinner with all locals at the church and had a breakfast another day there.

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Canada border in Calais. Srart of East Coast Greenway

Map #1. Calais-Dennysville

Calais was sleeping when I took off from the motel towards Key West. But almost immediately stopped at the Canadian border to figure out something for the future, in case I want to do Great Canadian Trail straight from Greenway.  

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On my way to Calais

Long Way to Calais

If I knew there was a bus from Boston to Portland, from Portland to Augusta, from Augusta to Bangor, and from Bangor to Calais, I would ride it. But Google did not tell me that. So my way was much longer than even that.

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New Hampshire Rail Trail. Boston. On my way to the East Coast Greenway

Cambridge, Boston

Last time I was in Boston when finished the Appalachian Trail. This time I’m going see Cambridge, look at Harvard campus, and start my ride to Key West.

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New Hampshire Rail Trail. On my way to the East Coast Greenway

Derry Rail Trail to Boston

It was time to start my cycling trip, so I took Derry Rail Trail to Boston. I decided to start the East Coast Greenway from Boston, not from Calais. When I was observing the Robert Frost Farm, I met another cyclist. On his car. So this evening I enjoyed his family supper. 

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Goose Pond community. On my way to the East Coast Greenway

Goose Pond Community

Goose Pond was a community, not commune. A writer and a college teacher buit-rebuilt a house, I would say home-made house. Self sustainable. Organic. Nice, cozy, and warm. Very nice, very cozy and very warm.

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D-Acres community. On my way to the East Coast Greenway

D Acres Commune

It was a bit early for opening a biking season, and I used this delay for experiencing New Hampshire communes. The first one was D Acres, an organic farm. And about the last one. 

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Snow season in Andover. On my way to the East Coast Greenway

The Last Snow in Maine

It still was a ski season in Andover, the last snow, and I came there with my bicycle, which actually wasn’t mine, but eventually was given to me in 24/7 community, that how I call Twelve Tribes.

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Rutland Hikers Hostel. On my way to the East Coast Greenway.

Blizzard in Rutland

I took Amtrak rom Penn Station in New York, Rutland was my choice to come. Forecast promised a blizzard and I want to catch it – the last snow in March. I knew a cozy, 24/7 place there, and my train was coming at night.

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Caledonian Canal

Caledonia Way. Loch Ness

Caledonia Way goes on Great Glen Ways, a very spectacular trail from Inverness to Fort Williams and further to the South. After riding along Caledonia Canals I decided that it can’t be anything better then that and even didn’t go to Northern Island to save the impression.

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The Inverness Highland Games

The Inverness Highland Games

The Inverness Highland Games are like a festival, taking place all over the Scotland on different weekends. So wherever whenever  in summer you are going, you will definitely see at least one.

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Ferry John o'Groats - Orkney

Cycling Scotland #6. Inverness to John o’Groats

The milestone of this part is Altnaharra. Either you go with other cyclists straight to  Bettyhill, or with almost nobody to Tongue, how National Cycling Route 1 prescribes. All cyclists I’ve met told me that Altnaharra – Bettyhill was one of the best part on their way across UK. So I checked another route.

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Cycling from Dundee to Stonehaven. Dunnotar Castle

Cycling Scotland #4. Stonehaven to Portsoy

Cycling Scotland #4 on National Cycling Route 1. The route to Aberdeen was exhausting. The most exhausting part of National Cycling Route 1. Nothing particular to see, no places to stop, no places to eat. I cycled into Aberdeen so hungry… 

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The ever coolest selfie

Camera Obscura, a World of Illusion in the old centre of Edinburg: mirrors, optical illusions, holograms, lights, tricky images and confusion corridors. Ten selfies in one shot.

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Amazon River Boat Trip. 3 Stages

Being a subject of so many books and movies, Amazon River is a many people’s childhood dream. To see it from the source to the mouth one should travel from Iquitos in Peru to Belem in Brazil. It can be done in three stages as there is no boat going straight from Iquitos to Belem.

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Loaded Truck onChile-Bolivia Border

From Chile to Bolivia Through Atacama Desert

There is no road from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Uyuni, Bolivia, but there is a way – dirt road through the Atacama Desert. One should be a genius of GPS to navigate if decides to go by himself. Tour agencies organise 4×4 tours from San Pedro to Salar de Uyuni.

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Geyser El Tatio, Atcama Desert, Chile

A Must See in Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert in Chile is the place you feel totally out of the planet Earth. The extreme dryness and high elevation make it’s landscapes comparable to Mars surface. In Space Odyssey TV series the Atacama Desert represents both Mars and Venus. And yes, there will be the moments you wish you were in a space suit.

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