Roger York interviewed by newscentermaine, doing the
Maine Four Corners Experience Tour on foot
click the link below for the interview
Photos not necessarily in the order they were sent
but documented by the MFCPA
8/14/2019       Here we go again   

Laurel dropped me off at Cooks Corner/Brunswick and I walked to Wiscasset.  On the way, I stopped at a general store and walked in and the women behind the counter blurts out, “OMG, I
am now in the presence of a celebrity!”  She had seen the interview on WCSH TV.  I had a nice walk across the Bath Bridge and seeing BIW brought back memories of my time spent in the
U.S. Navy.  Not much happened until I got close to Wiscasset.  The traffic was backed up beyond the Ford garage.  At times, I was walking the same speed as the traffic was moving and I
was able to carry on a conversation with the car next to me and there were even moments when I was walking faster then the traffic was moving.  People coming toward me heading south
were laughing at that situation.  When I got to the village of Wiscasset, Laurel picked me up and brought me back to Waterville. The total miles for the day was 17.
Hello Again
After Diane left me off at Labbe’s Excavation in Brunswick, I walked south to Yarmouth. Since Laurel wasn’t going to be able to pick me up until 19:00, I decided to kill a few hours in
Freeport. I sat out by the Boot in a lawn chair in the shade, watching the people go into LL Bean to spend their money. The walk was pretty much uneventful. In Yarmouth, I had my picture
taken in front of the globe in the Delorme/Garmin building and waited for Laurel to pick me up at the Maine Information Center. Nine-ten miles; a good day.
Tracking
Laurel, brought me back to Wiscasset and I made the decision to have her drop me off halfway to the originally planned stop for the day.  I didn’t want to do two really long days in a row.  
So, I walked from Damariscotta to Waldoboro  and spent the night at Moody’s Cabins.  Anyone, who has gone to Moody’s Diner knows  the hill coming from the south is long and steep.  
When I reached the top of the hill, I discovered I had to hike up a very steep hill in order to get to the cabins. That is just wrong!  I checked in and headed down the hill to eat at the diner,
which means the hill was waiting for me in order to get back to my cabin. The advantage of being up on the hill, it was a very quiet night.  The cabins looked nice glowing at night.
The day went well and I lucked out when a thunder storm rolled in right when I was walking by Dow’s Furniture.  They were kind enough to shelter me from the storm and for that I thank
them. 10 miles
Here we go again
Laurel dropped me off at Cooks Corner/Brunswick and I walked to Wiscasset.  On the way, I stopped at a general store and walked in and the women behind the counter blurts out, “OMG,
I am now in the presence of a celebrity!”  She had seen the interview on WCSH TV.  I had a nice walk across the Bath Bridge and seeing BIW brought back memories of my time spent in
the U.S. Navy.  Not much happened until I got close to Wiscasset.  The traffic was backed up beyond the Ford garage.  At times, I was walking the same speed as the traffic was moving
and I was able to carry on a conversation with the car next to me and there were even moments when I was walking faster then the traffic was moving.  People coming toward me heading
south were laughing at that situation.  When I got to the village of Wiscasset, Laurel picked me up and brought me back to Waterville. The total miles for the day was 17.
Here’s my latest travels.
8/3 South Lebanon to South Berwick Spent the night at home  11 miles for the day

8/4 South Berwick to Kittery Spent the night at my son’s and his fiancé  apartment 207-894-4354 11 miles for the day

8/5 Ray Labbe’s Excavation Brunswick to Days Inn Brunswick
Spent the night at the Day’s Inn 207-725-8883 8 to 9 miles for the day.
Hi everyone
On June 5th the plan is to walk the Maine Four Corners Experience Tour on foot. This idea came about because in 2017 I was the first to complete the tour on a motorscooter. After patting
myself on the back I checked the list of people who did it in 2017 and low and behold someone did it on a bicycle. Not to be outdone I decided to attemp it on foot. After checking with the
group who run the tour, it was decided that they would give me credit for accomplishing it if I agreed with certain rules. Those rules are below.
•        I have to have a photo of me at the start of each day also recording the time and location.
•        I have to have a photo taken at each of the four corners and get a credit card receipt.
•        At the end of each day another photo needs to be taken along with the time and location recorded.
•        Where I spend the night needs a photo, location and a phone
number recorded.
* And, of course, a picture needs to be taken at each of the four corners.
* Also, I must get a credit card receipt at each of the four corners.
Any of you who would like to follow me can click the link below. Also, there is a link below that will take you to my photo site. Each night I’ll try to send a post of my day and in the morning I’ll
send a post when I start.
Tracking
My tracking site link is below. If you are using a smartphone or a tablet, click the i button at the bottom right and at the bottom of the page click View Desktop Version. Now, top left
June 8
click Map Greetings
Yesterday, I walked from Albany Twp which is where my friends have a house on Songo Pond. After leaving and heading to Waterford, I passed the swamp people. Their property is almost
like a swamp. They have no electricity, running water and septic system. I did not take a picture because I’m sure they wouldn’t be happy about it. I did take a picture of their statue of Big
Foot. This section of The road is very isolated and not much auto traffic. When I turned off 118 I asked someone if there was a convenience store. They said there was one at the top of
the hill. The store was just a short distance up this hill. The hill as it turned out went on what seemed like forever. The good thing is after reaching the true top of the hill it was all downhill
to Waterford . My friend Sue picked me up and brought me back to camp. It turned out to be a 16.4 miles. It was a great night, being fed and then sitting on the lawn looking across the
pond with Bill and Sue and drinking a bourbon on the rocks.
Any of you who would like to follow me can click the link below. Also, there is a link below that will take you to my photo site. Each night I’ll try to send a post of my day and in the morning I’ll
send a post when I start.
Tracking
my tracking site link is below. If you are using a smartphone or a tablet, click the i button at the bottom right and at the bottom of the page click View Desktop Version. Now, top left click
Map Filters and make the appropriate choice.
https://share.garmin.com/inthewind
Photo Site
The photo site link is below. Be aware that the individual photo albums may have multiple pages.
https://rogeryork.smugmug.com

Sent from my iPhone
I’m Back Again
Well, Laurel dropped me off at Labbe”s Excavation Co. (Brunswick) on 8/5. I headed north to Cooks Corner, Brunswick. While walking along Route 1 in the section where there are many
businesses , a woman pulled out and drove down the street and as it turned out, pulled into a parking area and approached me. It turned out to be someone I went to kindergarten and
first grade with, and also Laurel’s cousin, Diane! A pleasant surprise that made my day. Diane and her husband, Jim, took me out to eat that evening and I had a great time chatting and
catching up. Thanks for the pleasant time and for dropping me off at my starting point the next morning!
Yesterday, Laurel drove me to Cornish and dropped me off and I started walking to Limerick in light but steady rain. It was pretty much over in about four miles. While walking a small
pickup pulled to the side of the road and asked what I was doing. come to find out she had ridden a dirt bike from the top of Alaska to the Mexican Border and also rode a motorcycle the
length of the Trans Labrador Highway. It good to chat with a fellow adventurer. Later in the day, I ran into a T-Rex, not to worry, he was very quiet. I got to Limerick early and had to wait
for my brother to get out of work to pick me up and bring me to his house for the night. I had a great time talking to him and his wife Cheryl. They provided a roof over my head, a bed,
food and transportation. Thank you Alan and Cheryl. The day was approximately 9 miles.
After Alan dropped me off back in Limerick, I continued walking to my next stop, South Waterboro. The day was pretty quiet and ended up being 13 miles. Once again I was early finishing
and had to wait to be picked up. I’m not complaining. It was entirely my fault. I have trouble estimating when I will finish. The good thing is I was able to work on my blog in an air
conditioned House of Pizza while waiting for my sister. Oh yea, I did have 4 Marine Blackhawk Helicopters fly over me in formation.
8/9 Cooks Corner to Wiscasset  total miles for the day 17
8/10 Damariscotta to Waldoboro total miles for the day 10
8/11 Damariscotta to Wiscasset total miles for the day 10.9
This post deals with 7/26. I left my sisters house in Sanford heading to South Lebanon.  My first obstacle on Rt. 202 was Mt Hope. This hill goes on forever or so it seems.  When I
reached the top, a car was coming out of a side road and the guy got out of his car and asked what I was doing.  As it turned out, he was a fellow Military veteran.  I had a nice
conversation with him and found out that when he got out of the Marines in NC, he rode a bicycle to the west coast.  That’s not the best way to go because the prevailing winds are from
the west.  He did agree with that assessment .  It was good to run into a fellow traveler!  

The day was progressively getting hotter and hotter, so I decided to stop at The Hen House Cafe for a cold drink.  When I walked in, there were two couples at a table that I walked by
(this will be important in a minute).  I had my cold drink with a refill and in the end, I was not charged for the drinks and also offered to fill my water bottle.   The two owners said they
discussed it and decided make an effort to help keep me hydrated.  Down the road a piece, a car was  pulling out of a parking lot and the driver waited for me to pass before pulling out.  I
guess he saw my name on the sign attached to my pack and pulled over and asked if I grew up in Lebanon, which I did.   As it turned out, they were two of the people I walked by in the
Cafe and obviously neither one of us recognized each other.  It turned out to be Tim Bragdon,  whom I went to school with.  I don’t believe I had seen him since 8th grade.  After a brief
chat , I got a picture and continued on my way.  When I arrived at my ending point for the day, my sister-in-law, Lorraine, picked me up and took me to her house where I had a nice visit
with her and my brother-in-law, Ron.  It was then that I decided to have Laurel pick me up and take me home, because of my feet.  When Laurel arrived, we had supper with them and
headed home.  Thank you Lorraine and Ron for your Hospitality!
8/4 South Berwick to Kittery which was 11 miles. Things went south, when I discovered there wasn’t a restaurant or a store on my route. No breakfast, lunch and I ran out of water. I won’
t make that mistake again. After Laurel picked me up at KitteryTrading Post we headed for Zac and Ana’s apartment for the night. They took us down to the beach by Southern Maine
Community College and after a nice walk on the beach, we picked up takeout and drove back to the apartment. Laurel and always have a good time with them.
Any of you who would like to follow me can click the link below. Also, there is a link below that will take you to my photo site. Each night I’ll try to send a post of my day and in the morning
I’ll send a post when I start
8/14 Waldoboro to Rockport, total miles 16.5.  Spent the night at the Towne Motel with my wife in Camden. 207-236-3377

8/15 Rockport to Northport, total miles 16.4.  Spent another night at the Towne Motel with my my wife.

8/16 Northport to Searsport, total miles 14.5.  Spent the night with an old friend Daniel in Searsport 207-322-2285

8/17 Searsport to Orland, total miles 17.5.  I spent another night with my friend Daniel.

8/18 Orland to Ellsworth, total miles 15.  My wife picked me up and brought me home.
On Wednesday the 14th of August, Laurel and I had breakfast at Moody’s Diner and then I started walking to Rockport.  Along the way I picked up a new follower, Lisa.  She pulled
over to ask what I was doing and had me sign her up. The beginning of the walk was was moderately hilly but flattened out as I got closer to Camden.  Laurel picked me up at  the
Rockport Diner and brought me to our motel in Camden.  This motel was reasonably priced and was just a 10 minute walk to downtown Camden.  After supper at the Sea Dog
Brewing Company, yes- in Maine we have supper not dinner- we returned to our room for the night in preparation for the next section of my walk.
Hi

Rockport to Northport 16.4 miles.

Laurel dropped me off in Rockport and headed back to Camden for the day.  I had a very good walk, continuing on to Northport, where Laurel picked me up at the end of the day
and brought me back to our motel room in Camden.  After a delicious supper at the Waterfront restaurant, we headed back to the room and I got a good night’s rest to prepare for
another day.
Greetings

Searsport to Orland total miles 17.5

This morning, I left Searsport in the rain.  It eventually stopped and I was able to rid myself of the raincoat.  This is one of the sections I had been dreading.  I was not looking
forward to walking across the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.  The reason being, it has a very narrow walkway, with only a painted stripe between the walker and the traffic, no railing.  
It is a very busy bridge with a lot of traffic, including 18 wheelers and oversized RVs.  I made a call to Joe, in Madawaska, concerning the bridge.  It was decided that, for safety
reasons, it was ok for me to get a ride across the bridge (? less than a quarter mile).  At the turnout on Rte. 1 where you can take pictures of the bridge, I was able to hitch a ride
with someone from Texas.  As it turned out, the guy from Texas grew up in Stockton Springs.  As I was walking down the hill into Bucksport, a man was walking toward me with a
bottle of cold water.  He turned out to be from Canada and thought I might be interested in a cold drink.  At the end of the day, my friend from Searsport came and picked me up
and brought me back to Searsport for another night.  I would like to thank Dan and Janet for their hospitality.  I had a great time sitting around with them (and their dogs),
reminiscing and telling funny stories.
Another Day

Orland to Ellsworth total miles 15

Dan drove me to where I left off the previous day in Orland, and I continued on to Ellsworth.  There isn’t much to say about this section, other than the hills were long and very
tiring; maybe because I was on my fifth day of walking, and at the end of this day I had logged 76 miles over five days.  Laurel, picked me up in Ellsworth and brought me home
for a few days of rest.  Till next time...
I’m Back

Northport to Searsport 14.5 miles.  Today, I walked to Searsport, where I spent the night with an old grade school friend and his wife.  They have a beautiful backyard that
borders a river.  Sitting in the backyard, I was able to watch hummingbirds, eagles, ospreys, kingfishers and various other birds.  On the way to Searsport, I was able to get off
from Rt 1 and walk into downtown Belfast across the Belfast Harbor Walk with great views of the harbor.  Then it was back onto Rt. 1.
Greetings

Searsport to Orland total miles 17.5

This morning, I left Searsport in the rain.  It eventually stopped and I was able to rid myself of the raincoat.  This is one of the sections I had been dreading.  I was not looking
forward to walking across the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.  The reason being, it has a very narrow walkway, with only a painted stripe between the walker and the traffic, no
railing.  It is a very busy bridge with a lot of traffic, including 18 wheelers and oversized RVs.  I made a call to Joe, in Madawaska, concerning the bridge.  It was decided that, for
safety reasons, it was ok for me to get a ride across the bridge (? less than a quarter mile).  At the turnout on Rte. 1 where you can take pictures of the bridge, I was able to
hitch a ride with someone from Texas.  As it turned out, the guy from Texas grew up in Stockton Springs.  As I was walking down the hill into Bucksport, a man was walking
toward me with a bottle of cold water.  He turned out to be from Canada and thought I might be interested in a cold drink.  At the end of the day, my friend from Searsport came
and picked me up and brought me back to Searsport for another night.  I would like to thank Dan and Janet for their hospitality.  I had a great time sitting around with them (and
their dogs), reminiscing and telling funny stories.
8/25/2019  Cash’s corner South Portland to Yarmouth, Total Miles 16
August 25,2019     
Hi

My last walk (~16 miles) before Laurel and I go on vacation was on 8/25. I saved a section of my walk between Cash’s Corner South Portland to Yarmouth. I was waiting
for my son Zac to have an open day to walk it with me.
When we started out we tried to do as much walking as possible on the East Coast Greenway. It was much more pleasant than the alternative busy Rt. 1. However, it was
fun walking through Portland. Now, walking with someone who is almost 30 years younger than myself, caused me to walk faster than I normally walk. Needless, to say I
was quite sore by the end of the day. We stopped in Falmouth to have lunch and after fueling up we noticed that our pace had picked up. At the end of the walk, Zac’s
fiancé Ana was waiting with cold drinks and Laurel was also there to transport me home. I’m so glad I waited for Zac to do that section with me. We had a great time
together, talking and walking. This old man was tired, but to add insult to injury, Zac did a 2.5 mile run when he got home- haha! I will not be walking again until the first of
October, when we’re back from our vacation trips.
https://www.newscentermaine.com/video/news/local/now/maine-man-to-walk-to-4-corners-of-state/97-2aec9cdd-5b5a-4c5f-9447-72033b27a209
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