Monday, March 23, 2009

The ocean needs no words

My travels continue. After spending a few days on the coast of Maine with my mother, I traveled west yesterday, through New Hampshire & into the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Unlike my travels in Azerbaijan, my travels have yielded no great sociological or political insights. Spending this time with my mother has prompted plenty of personal reflections - but this blog is not the place for those musings.

For those of you who have not visited Maine, I can highly recommend visiting it in March. It's not the depth of winter - but it's far from the tourist season. (I used to live in Maine, so I know a little bit on the subject.) In the July, the two-lane roads are clogged with slow traffic - motor homes or vehicles pulling boats. Off season, however, the restaurants and the roads are uncrowded. It's easy to find a beach where you can roam, with only the raucous gulls for company.