We arrived late at Rogue Bluffs State Park so James and I decided to camp out in the back of the car. I have been loving the simplicity of my "house on wheels" vehicle and the ease of curling up and drifting off to sleep at locations I want to see first thing the next morning.
Upon waking up we noticed that signs labelled that "dogs were not allowed" on the beach. Early in the morning we were the only ones in sight at the park. We enjoyed a little play and exploration on the short nature trails before heading home.
We had no idea that Rogue Bluffs State Park included the statue "Warm Wind" or that it is part of the Maine Sculpture Tour which consists of 34 sculptures created from 2007-2014 during five sessions of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium. If you are interested in learning more view a map of the tour.
The park did not include as much hiking as we had thought, but we did enjoy the quiet nature walk. Before we left, James playful posing led me back to the statue and I decided to create a few images. There are certainly times when I coax James out of the image, but here he really adds to the story of our play that morning (and a glimpse of my adventures traveling with James the adventure dog).
The first two images are of James expressing his interpretation (or perhaps attempt as imitation) of "Warm Wind" followed by my final image. Being up early allowed us plenty of time to enjoy the park and be back on our way "leaving no trace" before the park opened later that morning.