I’d Like to Go To: The West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

The West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, Maine has been a place that I’ve wanted to visit for many years now. Maybe 2016 will be the year that I finally make the ride up to see the stripey lighthouse. It sits in the eastern-most corner of the United States. That’s kind of neat – to go as far as you can within our borders.

While looking at some of the lighthouse pictures on Flickr, it seems like Lubec might be a good area for me to finally get to see the milky way, which I’m slightly obsessed with. Have you seen it?

I wish I had some insight in to what it is that I find so appealing about lighthouses. Perhaps it has something to do with their strength, silence, ability to weather fierce storms, and shining a light in the dark for people to find their way. The buildings and the people who manned them were made from strong stuff.

Maybe, just maybe later this year you’ll see a picture of me waving from in front of that red and white striped tower. Dream it, do it. Right?

West Quoddy Head Light

This post is part of a 29 posts in 29 days blogging challenge hosted by Kathy at ToadMama.com. Today’s writing prompt: Name a place you want to visit this year. Why?


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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16 Responses

  1. Kathy says:

    You can do it!

    I was hoping to see that lighthouse when I drove to Maine back in 2008. I think that’s the year. But I was having so much fun plodding around, doing my own thing, not rushing, that I ran out of time. I’ll get back up that way one day. Like on my way to Nova Scotia.

    As for the Milky Way, we could see it from the WV Place. I remember the first time I saw it thinking how weird it was that the stars looked so clear but the sky was kinda fuzzy at the same time. And then it dawned on me what I was seeing. It was really cool. Not just seeing the Milky Way, but seeing the stars in the night sky with such clarity.

    We can see a lot more stars here in town than we could at our Maryland house, but nowhere near as many stars as we could see from out near Romney. I miss my little patch of woods, but not the maintenance. LOL.

  2. Kathy says:

    Something else just dawned on me. Green Bank at night. I bet you can see the Milky Way from there. And you KNOW it would be a fine ride.

  3. RichardM says:

    Cool lighthouse. I always thought that a great trip would be along the coast visiting all of the lighthouses. Can you climb up that one?

  4. Dave says:

    Great lighthouse pic. Hope you make the trip.

  5. Shybiker says:

    What a beautiful sight. I love Maine, it’s so clean.

  6. Maine… it strikes so many visual, emotional and spiritual chords. I ride to that lighthouse would be great. I know what makes lighthouses feel so right…. it’s the ocean.

  7. David Masse says:

    Rachael, that’s a fine objective and a great ride up the coast. Stephanie Yue (250cc Superhero) was there in July, after having visited the other three corners of the USA on her mammoth road trip. She shared a selfie with a huge satisfied smile: http://250superhero.blogspot.ca/2015/07/hell-lubec-me.html

  8. Bob says:

    If lighthouses really light you up (pun intended), you might be interested in the Ironbutt Association Lighthouse tour. I believe the basic requirement is to visit and document 60 lighthouses in one year.

  9. Michael says:

    We live on 40 acres, about an hour from town.

    The milky way dances over our property every night! 🙂

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