New Year’s Day at Corea Heath


On this first day of 2015, we recognized the holiday with an outing to Corea Heath.


In deference to Hannah, our walking wounded, we walked a short trail bordered by the National Wildlife Refuge and Grand Marsh.


Given the unpredictable weather we experienced this last month, I haven’t really embraced the season. Today’s walk across the open heath, wind biting at my ears, drove the point home that winter is here. Paul, who has been spending the days outdoors cutting wood, was better prepared.


I would have liked to linger, but my constitution was not strong enough.


A brief stop in Steuben along the drive home to snap a picture of the tide heading out.


I don’t often make New Year’s resolutions, but today’s outing made me appreciate how little time I’ve taken to be outdoors this last year. So, I choose to make being outdoors and exploring Maine a priority in 2015!

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3 Responses to New Year’s Day at Corea Heath

  1. Anita Smith says:

    We were able to walk a bit of that heath in June this summer – beautiful! We hiked here in Central Va at Smith Mtn. Lake State Park today. I want to hike A LOT this year!

  2. I am doing the same, have been inside too much in the winter and want to enjoy being outside in the fresh air, more often. Today we went to the lighthouse to watch the sunset and I forgot my gloves. My hands got so cold and stiff, I couldn’t snap a photo, after awhile, lol.


  3. karen says:

    i’ve made that very same resolution! the last couple of years i haven’t been venturing out as much as i should. at midnight we went out and walked a bit in the woods out back in the frigid cold–so quiet and beautiful with the moon shining. it was my way of starting the year off out of doors!!!

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