The Road to Reversing Falls

Posted on April 15th, 2012 by maineislandtreasures

As stated on the town of Pembroke, Maine’s website, “The powerful currents of the tidal waters filling and draining in Cobscook Bay create a phenomenon the locals know as Reversing Falls. Located at the end of Leighton Point Road, at Mahars Point, Reversing Falls Park is paradise to those who love the sounds of rushing water, the sight of an eagle flying overhead, seals basking on the rocks, and the smell of the fresh salt air. This is the ideal place for photographers, picnickers, and anyone who appreciates the natural beauty of this area.”  Well, I certainly did!  If you’re ever planning a visit, arrive 30-45 minutes before the tide changes to see the magnificent rush of water become completely slack before reversing direction.  This is a lovely park and upon our departure I photographed this scene with the intention of painting it.

I’ve donated “The Road to Reversing Falls,” an 11×14 inch oil on canvas, to the Kids First Gala Auction being held on Thursday, May 17th at the Woodlands Club in Falmouth.

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