Thursday, January 19, 2012
Here are some snow covered rocks found mid-stream on my way into Portland. Funny about water and ice... they travel wherever they wish. During the Ice Storm of '98 here in Maine, this water was pretty active. After about 5 days of being 'trapped' in our house, because the roads were mostly undriveable, J- and I headed out to find some open stores for a few snacks and such (see doughnuts). Everything was still closed in Gorham and Westbrook, pharmacies, hardware stores, grocery stores even gas stations. Most of the major roads were open so we headed towards the Maine Mall. We got as far as this stream, but were stopped, as ice and water were flowing over the road. Our brief adventure and search for junk food was over. The fire department was turning all vehicles around. It was amazing though to see what the power of water and ice can do to a road, even a normally, peaceful brook like this. We were without power for 9 days. It was a time, that we'll never forget.