by Tom Hanrahan.
A quick 76 pages with enough motivation to last a long time. The motivation is to get outdoors by going to Our Maine Lands. Tom focused primarily on the Public Reserved Lands, tracts open to the public that exist beyond Maine’s State Parks. (Camden Hills is the exception.)
The author’s major themes are primarily hunting and fishing opportunities. He also reflectively speaks to the need to become one with one’s self in the solitude that these public lands provide. I have that need and frequently seek sereness in solitude.
I don’t hunt. I don’t fish. I do take pictures. That alone is reason enough to get out and into these lands. I’ve been searching for some opportunity to do so for tomorrow – a holiday day off. Mackworth Island off the coast by Falmouth is now my destination. This may also fill the void I’ve been feeling about getting some frozen pictures of Casco Bay and the frozen marshes.