Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half


On our recent trip to Maine, we visited the Rockland Harbor Breakwater Light.

The first harbor light in 1827 was an oil lamp on a wooden tripod. The breakwater was constructed from 1881 to 1899 with granite blocks cut and placed end to end in water up to 70 feet deep. The current light was constructed in 1902.

LighthouseIt is approximately 7/8 of a mile walk from shore to the end of the pier.

I walk every day, but this is some kind of walking adventure on granite blocks that differ in size and height. There are some gaps that are 6-8″ wide and some that are close to a foot deep. A mature woman like myself walked this almost two mile round trip while looking down in order to keep from killing herself. 🙂

In 1981, the light was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”

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Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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23 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

  1. Judy, I love that first photo with its feel of distance as well as beauty. Have a marvelous weekend.



  2. Dan Antion says:

    That looks like a fun walk (if you’re being careful) and the photos are beautiful.


  3. Mother Hen says:

    Picture perfect for the challenge!


  4. Donna says:

    It did seem like eight miles!!!! We did it!


  5. Fabulous photos, imagine doing that walk in stilettos?


  6. Great image for the challenge. Cheers =)


  7. Joyce Gillis says:

    I’d be worried about stumbling on the path and then flopping into the water like a seal. Good bye, grandma! lol
    But your pictures are gorgeous – perfect for explaining a horizon line to art students!


  8. pbmgarden says:

    Beautiful Judy.


  9. how well you have captured Maine…that blue!! have a lovely weekend! Johanna


  10. Eliza Waters says:

    Great shots, Judy. I can’t imagine building that breakwater! And it must have been a long commute for the lightkeeper in the winter before lights were animated. Wouldn’t want to be out there in a storm!


  11. KerryCan says:

    What a cool spot!


  12. quiltify says:

    You are so quick! I can’t believe all my times thru Rockland and I never stopped to see this breakwater… Great picture.

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  13. pbodwell says:

    I visited there and took the walk out to the lighthouse My Great Great Uncle Bodwell was governor of Maine and owned the granite quarry When I walked out I wondered if the granite came from his quarry. He was one of the largest producers of granite producers in the United States It’s a very cool lighthouse and like you I “looked down” while walking on the stone.


  14. Grandma Kc says:

    I would be paying attention, too! What a beautiful place. I do love lighthouses!


  15. That photo is perfect for the challenge but oh my the walk sounds scary!


  16. Love that top photo!


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