Greenpoint, October, 2015

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Swimming Hole Road

Parker Head Road on Maine's Phippsburg peninsula. For the first time in my experience there's a sign at the head of the road: "Detour. Road closed. Local traffic only." I've driven it many times but never walked it until today. Or part of, that is, we never made it to Parker Head. Here the road approaches a narrow bridge that connects Center Pond with the Kennebec River.
The bridge is equipped with steps into the water on the pond side for locals who use it as a swimming hole--like the mother and daughter who arrived with their towels just as we were passing.
It is also equipped with a a fish ladder for local alewife. Good for people, good for fish.

1 comment:

  1. The Royal We? You know, the editorial....?