Monday, April 13, 2015

Ice Receding

I've always been intrigued by the names of places as I travel. Heading DownEast last weekend, we crossed these names: Sheepscot, Madomak, Wiscasset, Newcastle, Edgecomb, Damariscotta, Alna, Bristol, Nobleboro, Bremen, Woolwich, Round Pond, Friendship, Cushing, St. George, Martinsville, Port Clyde, Sprucehead, Owl's Head, Rockville, Glen Cove, Rockport, South Hope, Hope, Winslows Mills, Thomaston, North Waldoboro,  Waldo, Lincolnville, Union, Stickney Corner, Knox, Megunticook Lake. A trip down Route 1 (DownEast that is) will get you these and many many more.
It was a great time.
Traveling along the 'blue highways'.
The names were wonderful too.
Woolwich.
Names like this never get old.
Just say it.
Woolwich.
*don't pronounce the 'L" though.

29 comments:

  1. Hmmm...I tired, I can't seem to say it without the "L". I'll keep practicing.

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  2. I find that one hard to say without the L too!

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  3. There are some peculiar names in New England!

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  4. Woo. . . woo. . . woo-which. There! I did it. :-)

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  5. Glad the ice got tired at last, love all those names...

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  6. Looks like a mix of Indian and English names. Why the heck do you have "L" when you don't pronounce it? Frustrates the L out of me!

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  7. Woolies. Just said it.

    Love the photo.

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  8. Woo woo.
    Each region seems to be packed with names best pronounced by locals. I had California's versions down cold, then I moved to Washington. I still stumble. Throw in British Columbia and it's even more fun.

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  9. Beautiful colors in this shot.

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  10. The south is much the same. Everything has a funny name. But, I love it.

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  11. Amazing photo, global warming- but in a good way!

    Janis
    GDP

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  12. "Woowich," eh? I've always been fascinated by place names and continuously wonder how some of them came to be. Like Maine, we have some great ones here in Texas. That holds true for other states I've lived in as well.

    P.S. Re your comment about wanting to know why the Piano Bridge was called the Piano Bridge. I'm sorry you didn't get a chance to read the text. The meaning was explained in the third sentence. My blog, like yours, doesn't exist on photos alone. There is an update concerning the name contained in the text under the third photo.

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  13. Thank goodness no one is around to hear me calling out Woo-wich! People might think I've gone mad.

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  14. there's a lot of strange names here too...one that sticks out is a road named "odd fellows" ...it makes me wonder who these fellows were and why they were thought of as odd, odd enough to name the road after them ha!

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  15. Me like see food too. I eat all the food I can see. "Seafood" is a vast category. It seems like you like all the pieces of that category. I like salmon. Or certain baked fish, like bass or pike. Butter you lay off the fried stuff.

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  16. I always liked the names Wiscasset and Damariscotta. In fact, I liked those two towns, too.

    Judy is mostly interested in things like the leaching of fertilizer into water supplies, the destruction of native habitat essential for rare animals like panthers and gopher tortoises.

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