Remembering Maine - Day 27

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On our northward jaunt we visited Salem, MA (where the infamous Salem witch trials happened in 1692) and continued north to leave tracks in both New Hampshire and the very southern tip of Maine.

Our first stop (after lunch and the Salem Visitors' Center) was the Salem Witch Museum.

They didn't allow photography in the museum, but I did get a shot of this poster for the French Musee de la Sorcellerie. I'm not sure if the words on the bottom are promoting an appearance by Cher, but she was in The Witches of Eastwick.

Witch icons and memorabilia are everywhere in Salem. I challenged the Witch Museum employees as to why they sell items that reinforce the witch stereotypes (the theme of the rest of their exhibit was that witches and other scapegoat groups were the targets of a combination of fear and a trigger person or event). Their answer, “They pay the bills.”

Another UU church of Massachusetts - the First Universalist Church of Salem.

Sailboats in Salem harbor

The Salem house used by Nathaniel Hawthorne for The House of Seven Gables.

This sign is probably equally ineffective on Massachusetts drivers with or without the “F”.

Marshland is something you don't associate with New Hampshire.

Vanity plates must be cheap in New Hampshire. We saw plenty during our brief trip through about twelve miles of the state.

Kallie's first drawbridge at the New Hampshire/Maine border.

The cove at Kittery Point, ME from Fort McClary Historical Site. Note the cars in the distance…that's how we found the restaurant we were looking for in Kittery.

Fort McClary, active during several US conflicts, but rarely used in combat.

Granite and earthworks at Fort McClary

Wildflowers at Fort McClary

Granite closeup

We were a little freaked out by the “fake people” in this vehicle in the restaurant parking lot.

It turns out that the vehicle commemorates the 180th anniversary of Frisbee's Market across the street.

Lighthouse on an island in Kittery Cove. I worked a bit to capture it with the light on.

The wind freshened.

We watched the storm roll across the cove.

The storm blew in quickly and picked up a canopy from the restaurant's outside seating area.

The canopy blew over a fence and landed on two cars in the parking lot - fortunately no damage.

This lighthouse stayed lit during the storm. We couldn't see the other one at all.

Almost as quickly as it came, the storm left.

I took the photos and we ate a great meal at Cap'n Simeon's Galley in Kittery Point, ME.

The rain started again as we left to return to the Boston area.

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    • # Tom

      Wow real cool, always wanted to go to that museum :) Thanks for another wondeful journey

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