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Sunset over Old Orchard Beach, Maine & Mt. Washington, New Hampshire (2) | by davensuze (Seriously, I'm not Ted Raynor)
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Sunset over Old Orchard Beach, Maine & Mt. Washington, New Hampshire (2)

I’m not putting these up because they resemble top notch sunset photos, but for all the Maineaphiles who have the misconception that the coast of Maine ends just below the entrance to Portland Harbor, where the islands which were too numerous to count abruptly vanish and the rocky indented coast suddenly turns to sand beach for thousands of miles to the south. It is a very jarring dividing line along the North American shoreline, but when stepping back out to sea a couple of miles, the White Mountains of northern New Hampshire loom larger than ever and make for a very scenic backdrop.

While bringing a little 49-foot boat from Portsmouth to Portland to be worked on, I’d like to thank Mr. Otto Pilot for taking the wheel while I ran out on deck and failed to hold a steady camera for these pictures. Next up, we headed 350 miles SSE to the seamounts beyond the continental shelf for some swordfish / mako shark / marlin / tuna fishing.

 

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Taken on June 5, 2011