Saturday, October 9, 2021

Where I’ve been.

For the past couple of weeks, I have been traveling. I will not bore you with the hundreds of vacation photos I took except the one above.

That’s my bootprint in the sand at Acadia National Park on the coast of Maine, very near the easternmost point of the continental United States—and a long, long way from way out West where I typically hang my hat. The exact place I trod upon and took the picture is called Sand Beach. It is the only naturally occurring sand beach on the eastern seaboard north of Virginia Beach, some 800 miles—and heaven knows how many miles of coastline—away.

Been there. Done that. Didn’t get the t-shirt.


  1. I'd love to go to Maine for a variety of reasons. One of which is to visit the eastern most point of the "Contiguous U.S."

    However, here is a fun fact. The the eastern most point of the United States is Semisopochnoi Island in Alaska with gps coordinates 51°57′42″N 179°46′23″E – It is the easternmost point in all U.S. territory by longitude.

    Likewise Amatignak Island in Alaska with gps coordinates 51°16′7″N 179°8′55″W is the westernmost point in all U.S. territories by longitude.

    I think it goes without saying, the northern most point is also in Alaska.

    The southern most point is in Hawaii.

  2. I forgot to add to my previous comment that the reason for this quirk in geography is because of the 180th Meridian. It is not only the International Date Line, it is the division between East and West.