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Road Trip Highlights

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As I’ve mentioned before, I did a road trip with my Slovenian friend Blaž through Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont last week. I shot about 300 GB of video footage on my GoPros and my Canon 60D. It’s been a looooong time editing it, and I’m only half done, but I liked what I have so far, so here’s a quick driving video!

The video itself does no credit whatsoever to the beautiful roads we had the privilege of driving on. Clear, smooth highways, lined with lush, green vistas. I lost count of the number of times I was struck dumb by the sheer beauty of the landscape around me. Our trip was a big loop, starting and ending in Portland, Maine.

This is us in front of our Dodge Avenger:

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Blaž and I posing with our Avenger.

From Portland we drove to Thomas Point Beach Campgrounds, which was where I set up my new tent for the first time. It took us about 25 minutes which is the longest it’s taken since. I’ve sped up the effort so you can see it in about a minute. It’s a testament to tent designers that they’ve come up with the ideal free-standing tent – we didn’t have to stake it down the first night!

Our night was slightly marred by an adventure – Blaž managed to lock our keys in the trunk and we had to be rescued by a very nice couple who were camping next to us. They very kindly let us use their AAA roadside assistance card, to call a tow truck that unlocked the car – saving us from a $57 charge! We got to talking about our stories and soon Gayle and Steve were our new friends. We shared lobster rolls and Smores, talked about bluegrass music and camping and Thomas Point.

The next morning, we drove down to Land’s End, where the road literally ends in the Atlantic Ocean, past two ancient timber bridges and a lot of scenic driving. We then left for our second night, which was spent at Acadia National Park, in Maine. We did a lot of hiking here, although I thought our last hike in New Hampshire was far cooler. Here are some pictures of Land’s End and Acadia:

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Echo Lake in the background
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Acadia at sunset
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Ignore the sweaty mess, please.
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Navigating the trails

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Sailboat in a cove

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Sailboats in Maine
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Panorama mode: activated!
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Lighthouse, Maine
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Near Seawall Campgrounds, Acadia, Maine
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A sleepy coastal village in Maine
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Land’s End, Maine
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Land’s End, Maine
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Land’s End, Maine
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Land’s End, Maine

After Acadia came New Hampshire and the White Mountains, where I did a quick zipline down a mountain and shot these lovely photos. There’s a more indepth video of a hike I did through New Hampshire, but that will have to wait for another day, as I really want to take the effort to make it special.

The rest of the trip seems like a blur now, but it will always be an amazing memory that I’ll look back on fondly. There are many more pictures and videos which I shall be uploading soon, so please stay tuned.

Lastly, here’s a quick map of where we went!

  • Kanica

    Would be awesome to read more about your experience rather than the details of the process.. Like about the people you meet, things you learn, etc. Makes for a better read is all.

  • Well, on this particular 7-day trip there wasn’t too much meeting of people. Camping is usually quite a solitary thing… but I understand what you’re saying. Will keep in mind!

  • Meghana

    Stunning photographs…

  • Thank you 🙂