Beach Day video postcard from the Coast of Maine with love from wordsxo

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 9:30 a.m. EST, 56 degrees F

For the first time since we started making these video postcards, it actually felt comfortable to stand on the bridge overlook to the small island beach. There was no wind to speak of, the sun was shining, and it was in the mid 50s. 

(Here’s a link to the very first video postcard we posted on wordsxo. It was quite a different scene, with snow and ice on the beach. Looking at it makes me very cold (29 degrees with brutal wind chill), but it also makes me very glad we switched to posting the videos via youtube. The quality is so much better!)
On the drive to the bridge, people were out: cleaning up their yards, walking, running, and bikingbut mostly just glad to be out after a long winter of cabin fever! When we arrived at the overlook, besides the sweet family on the beach, we also saw a clammer and a couple walking their dog. A group of bicyclists rode by on the bridge, too.

You can’t see it in the video, but the buoys marking lobster traps are popping up more and more. Here’s a photo of lobster boats we took on a jaunt to Bailey Island, Maine, yesterday afternoon.


  1. Julie Musil says:

    Wow, what a beautiful spot! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Julie, So glad you enjoyed it! And thank you so much for the comment and visit to my blog.

  3. It looks pretty warm there for April, Julia. Course can’t really tell from a picture, but just saying, it doesn’t look grey. You make me miss th NE, and Maine in particular.

  4. Leah says:

    So beautiful. Makes me wish I lived in Maine. I’m serious. Seems like a nice place to live.

  5. Cynthia, Don’t let the pics deceive you, it’s really, really gray 🙂 Ok, it’s not, in the photos, but it’s raining like crazy today, if that makes it any better! Tune into wordsxo for your Maine fix anyday! Thanks for the comment and the visit!

    Thanks so much! Maine is certainly a place of great beauty and a nice place to live in many ways. (It’s got its plusses and its minuses like everyplace, I suppose!) So glad I can give you a taste of Maine life through my blog; thanks for the visit! p.s. I still miss the Pacific Ocean beaches and public areas, something we don’t have much of in Maine!

  6. Wonderful visuals Julia. It’s beautiful there! I like the picture of the lobster boats & traps. So inviting. I saw the lobster dinner you had on your twitpic 🙂

    Nice difference in the videos, but the old one was good too – to show the scenery on the beach and the differences with YouTube. Good job of upgrading the look!

    Someday soon your gray day will be bright!

    catherine 🙂

  7. Hi Catherine, Thanks for the comment! I’m glad you enjoyed the videos. I love going there once a week and seeing the changes, marking time. Lobster dinners are few and far between for us, but definitely fresh when we get them!

  8. Loved this vid! Soooo much more cheerful than the winter video—and even remarkably more cheerful than the first video I saw from your lookout a few weeks ago when it was very windy and still deciding whether to be winter or spring.

    The lobster boat photo was cool too. I think I was expecting lobster boats to look different—bigger, and more commercial-looking. But maybe it’s a small industry there. Anyway, cheery shot! Anything showing sunlight on water is a balm to the soul after another dreary winter in Ohio.

    ~ Milli

  9. Thanks, Milli! Yes, we lucked out with the weather this weekend, no question! Lobster boats in Maine (that’s all I know!) are often for near shore or “inshore” operation so they run 20 to 40 feet long. Offshore boats are larger, of course. The ones in the photo are inshore, but still are prob. bigger than they look! Riding in one is an amazing and very fun experience!

  10. CMSmith says:

    Thanks for sharing. The video makes me feel like I am there.

  11. Hi CM! So glad the video makes you feel like you’re there. I think the weekly videos will only get better as the weather improves, so stay tuned for more, every Sunday! Thanks so much for the comment, glad to know there are viewers, Julia