Lighthouse Heaven

Hello my happy little flock. Welcome to another remote update at Incredipete’s church of vacation.

Today I spent some more time wandering around in lovely Portland purchasing gifts for people back home. Needless to say, it’s been nice to be away from work.

Later today, I went out lighthouse hunting with the new digital camera, and found some nice spots, at great risk to myself, I might add. First of all, all of the really good shots have to be taken from the side of a cliff hanging over the crashing high tide. It’s actually very different than shooting the Pacific, because it is much more “dreary.” I don’t mean that in a bad way, it’s just much moodier. I’m not sure that’s because I’m on the East coast, or if it’s because I’m far north… I suppose Seattle is probably pretty dreary, too. Bet regardless, it’s very pretty in it’s own way. There are lighthouses everywhere! Very cool. This first one is called the Portland Head Lighthouse:

And of course, it’s called the Portland Head Lighthouse because it keep people from running into the bathroom. They only have one in Portland, and they call it “THE Head.” Since it’s right on the ocean, they were afraid ships would run into it, so they built a lighthouse.

Another risk of shooting here are the swarms of Buick-sized mosquitoes that decided my bald head looked very tasty. Imagine if you will Incredipete hanging off a precarious ledge, swatting his head while changing the batteries in his ever-drained digital camera. If I survive my vacation, it will be only by the grace of god. And like I said before, that’s because I firmly believe that good photographs don’t happen unless the photographer is in grave danger. That philosophy has done me well now for many years. One of these days, I’m going to do a showcase page or two of some of my “best work” so you can all laugh at me and tell me I suck. I admit I didn’t finish my degree in photography, but I had a pretty darn good start on it…

Here’s another shot where I stood on the rocks risking being washed away by the high tide. The Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse is in the background, but I couldn’t time-expose while holding the camera myself, so this is as good as it gets:

Something made me a bit melancholy today. The waitress at lunch reminded me of my friend Traci that passed away in February. She had the personality, the laugh, the look… It was strange to find someone so similar 1,000 miles away, but I guess it’s true that everyone has their twin. I haven’t talked about Traci on the site. I may someday, I just don’t know. I’ll just say that she was far too young, and far too good of a friend to many people, including myself. And I hope she’s looking down and laughing at my updates, because I know if she were still with us, she would be IncrediIncredipete’s biggest fan.

That’s all for today. Hopefully many more interesting photos will happen over the course of the week. Later

  22 comments for “Lighthouse Heaven

  1. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Incredime is a very dear friend, who strangely has the same first name as me “incredi”

  2. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jackie Incredipete-stop making up your own hate mail. You are so full of shit. We all like you now. For now.(WHAT?)

  3. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy Incredipete what is up with you and incredime? U cheatin on me?

  4. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredime I wish I was there to! You can just bring me back a really good sunset picture and i can blow it up and pretend I’m on vaction evertime I look at it. You know since I went from blackout to blackout. lol

  5. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT HBO’s Real Sex. Just when you think maybe your sex life is only Slightly below normal. They put that schiznit on to make you feel like you’ve got the sex life of a munk in exile on mars.

  6. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jackie LOVE the pictures. I can’t crack on you for all of your updates this week because I have been actually been enjoying them. Once I typed my own name in on google and got like 17,000 hits.

  7. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: thea Britney’s boobs? Come now, all you have to do is watch an episode or two of Real Sex, (HBO) and her tease factors will no longer have an effect on you. They have some silly shit on that show, always makes me smile. Do a google search on that fruity pants.

  8. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT …granted, let’s face it. How many people really go to Google and say… hmmm I think I’ll just randomly search for… hmmm I don’t know how about… Incredipete! or better yet, I’d like to read some “Incessant Ramblings of a Madman”…

  9. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Yeah if you google “Incredipete” and hit the “I feel Lucky” button, you get my site. Lucky me.

  10. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT According to my stat tracker I had 229 pageviews yesterday. This number means absolutely nothing to me. Is this good? All I know is it beat the crap out of the 12 I had for the first 8 days. Oh and I was psyched to know that if you google (google not yahoo…fuckers) “Incessant Ramblings of a Madman” my name comes up first. Being first on any google search is a cool feeling.

  11. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT That comment alone almost makes me want to “experiment” with my sexuality.

  12. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Well, it was that or “Do me, baby” and I didn’t want to say that to a bunch of guys.

  13. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT …oh and p.s. thank you Thank you THANK YOU! for changing that button!!! At least with “Give me some love” I can imagine a very manly three back slap buddy hug. Spank me, well you just can’t un-dirtyfy that image.

  14. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT oh I see. thea’s got mad-love for the Stinky-Incredipete but you got no love for ya boy HRT. I see how you are. ;o)

  15. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: thea In an x-ray machine… fargin blew yo. Sooo, what’d I miss? We’ve been crazy busy lately. I’m so ready to toss this puter right on the front lawn. Oh, and I’ve been horse shopping all over the bloody states, that doesn’t leave alot of play time I’m afraid. ps. PETE! Love the new page!

  16. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy Well I be damned, it’s thea! Where you been hiding hussie?

  17. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete I was confused, Jenny. Thanks.

  18. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: thea Sup crazies? Tis moi. Hey Incredifruit… try to keep the nose hairs out of the photo next time. *snickers out loud* Peace bitches.

  19. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jennyanydots Traci actually passed away on Saturday, January 24 – not February.

  20. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy Beautiful picture of the lighthouse. Either you are a purty good pitcher taker or you have one of them there new fangled Incredicameras. The East Coast rules dog.

  21. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Congrats on being first, Incredime. I’m just sorry you aren’t here with me!

  22. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredime I’m glad your having a relaxing vacation, you needed it!! Be careful, we don’t need you falling off any cliffs. Hey am I first???

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