Day 185 of Traveling the World, Canton, ME, and Boston/Revere, MA. August 4, 2018.

So here’s a mouthful for you: Lake Anasagunticook, Maine. It is near Canton, Maine (population 900, and idyllic). The mouthful is its actual name on maps, but people from Canton call it Canton Lake. We were visiting Mike’s cousin, Sarah, and her family, and had a spectacular time. EVERY place looked like the first photo! It was serene, calm, small town, and quintessential New England. Sarah told us a funny story about the lake. Far in the distance on the first photo is the island in the second photo. Sarah said the man who built it put boulders out on the lake in winter every time the lake froze over. As the ice melted, the boulders dropped and formed the foundation for the island. The man built a tiny castle on it, along with a miniature faux lighthouse. The lighthouse is actually the outhouse for the home!

The last two photos are the Atlantic Ocean along the Boston/Revere coast. We are in Boston to take a cruise to Cuba, and last night was “date night”…a movie and dinner in Revere, so we drove out to the beach after dinner (D’Amelio’s Off the Boat Seafood…some of the best Eggplant Parmesan on the planet) and got some almost-nighttime photos. Even at 8:00 pm, it was warm, sultry, and had several groups of people who didn’t want to give up on the day just yet.