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The Hamster’s Turn

August 8, 2013

I could tell you all about today myself but instead I’ll let Sam do all the work. The only thing he leaves out is that it started raining pretty hard soon after we finished recording, so we finished grilling burgers in the rain and ate them in the car, soaking wet. Anyway, here he is. Photos are below the video.

Swinging pedestrian bridge built by the John Roebling company

Swinging pedestrian bridge built by the John Roebling company

What's holding the bridge together?

What’s holding the bridge together?

Sam investigates the Vietnam Memorial in the park across from the Maine Capitol

Sam investigates the Vietnam Memorial in the park across from the Maine Capitol

Sam and Samantha

Sam and Samantha

The story behind the statue

The story behind the statue

Sam: 5 feet tall. Paul: 31 feet tall.

Sam: 5 feet tall. Paul: 31 feet tall.

All that remains of Prohibition-era bank robber Al Brady in Bangor

All that remains of Prohibition-era bank robber Al Brady in Bangor

In the early 1900s, much of Bangor was destroyed by fire. dozens of different masonry companies arrived to rebuild it, leaving downtown Bangor a patchwork of different bricks.

In the early 1900s, much of Bangor was destroyed by fire. dozens of different masonry companies arrived to rebuild it, leaving downtown Bangor a patchwork of different bricks.

Fun at the fountain in Cascade Park, Bangor

Fun at the fountain in Cascade Park, Bangor

Those dots all over the tail of this mama lobster are her 6,000 eggs, most of which will be hatched by the time you read this (after 2 years of pregnancy)

Those dots all over the tail of this mama lobster are her 6,000 eggs, most of which will be hatched by the time you read this (after 2 years of pregnancy)

Tiny lobster babies, soon to be released in the wild

Tiny lobster babies, soon to be released in the wild

Hundreds of younger baby lobsters not yet ready for release

Hundreds of younger baby lobsters not yet ready for release

Blue lobsters occur naturally but rarely: only about one in every 1,000,000 lobsters is blue

Blue lobsters occur naturally but rarely: only about one in every 1,000,000 lobsters is blue

At the Bar Harbor Oceanarium and Lobster Hatchery, we got to touch some odd sea creatures, including a sea cucumber, a scallop, and this sea star

At the Bar Harbor Oceanarium and Lobster Hatchery, we got to touch some odd sea creatures, including a sea cucumber, a scallop, and this sea star

This sand bar connects downtown Bar Harbor to nearby Bar Island, but it's completely underwater except at low tide.

This sand bar connects downtown Bar Harbor to nearby Bar Island, but it’s completely underwater except at low tide.

You can even drive across the sand bar, but you REALLY do not want to leave your car there for very long.

You can even drive across the sand bar, but you REALLY do not want to leave your car there for very long.

A one-mile hike to the highest point on Bar Island yielded a pretty great view.

A one-mile hike to the highest point on Bar Island yielded a pretty great view.

 

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