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by , SmarterTravel Staff - December 21, 2009
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

This photo was taken by Harriet Feagin from Plainview, Texas.

"I am a 61-year-old seventh grade math teacher and grandmother of eight. I have always loved photography, but really got serious about it in 2007. I went digital and will never go back. I have always had a fascination for the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse.

In June, my daughter, granddaughter, and I took a trip to Prince Edward Island. I gave two of my children dream trips for their 40th birthday. She has always loved Anne of Green Gables, so PEI was her dream trip.

We stayed a couple of days at Southwest Harbor near Acadia National Park in Maine ... On Sunday, I got up before dawn and went by myself to the lighthouse. As you can see, the rocks are daunting. I climbed down those rocks and perched there all alone to wait for sunrise. This was my only chance since I knew that I would not be scaling those rocks again. It was worth the wait. My daughter had her trip of a lifetime and I shot my photo of a lifetime.

Now this photo hangs above my fireplace. Each time I look at it I can almost smell the salt air, hear the crashing waves, and feel the cool wind. I can relive this moment over and over thanks to this photo. I live in West Texas, but this photo transports me to the seashore in an instant."

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