Author Archives: Ray Boas

QUABBIN – 40% of MASSACHUSETT’S WATER – 17 SEPTEMBER 2017

Did you notice? It has taken me more than two weeks to get to writing and posting this fascinating 12 hour adventure that I highly recommend. The day before my Quabbin (The Meeting of Many Waters) visit I got to … Continue reading

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46th ANNUAL DUBLIN, NH – GAS ENGINE MEET – 9 SEPTEMBER 2017

If you read my posts, I have surprises for you, and often things I enjoy repeating. Today was a repeat, albeit different. I remember as a pre-teen a hit-‘n’-miss engine at a car show I was at with my Dad, … Continue reading

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WHACKED IN Fall River — 16 and 17 AUGUST 2017

Have you noticed that recently I seldom get to complete my posts while on my adventures as I used to? Some of my recent experiences have continued well into the evening hours impinging on my sitting down with wine and … Continue reading

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MY 4 1/4 HOUR VACATION YOU MUST TAKE – AUGUST 20, 2017 – AND A TEASER

I cannot keep up to share my adventures. Still I have not yet gotten to my Fall River report, and when asked why by a friend days ago, she said, “that’s right, it is CLARION time.” Yes, the September issue … Continue reading

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SEVEN YEARS “ON THE LIST” – NOW HALF DONE – 1-2 AUGUST 2017

  I have not taken an overnight, or more, since early March when I stayed at the Red Lion Inn for my birthday, but had to leave early due to an incoming bad snow storm. I have gotten out of practice, … Continue reading

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JULY 2017 SHUNPIKING COMPENDIUM

When our play was done on June 25th I figured “I’m out of here – and Shunpiking.” But lengthy sojourns and overnights have not materialized. Hip provided hiccups, and between threat of rain almost every other day, and other commitments … Continue reading

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JULY 4, 2017 — PLYMOUTH NOTCH, VERMONT — THE BEST YET

Over cocktails the 3rd, with neighbors Lil and Dave, Lil asked, “why don’t you join us for lunch with our new neighbors tomorrow?” And, she then quickly said, “oh, I forgot, you will be at Plymouth Notch tomorrow.” Predictable, yes … Continue reading

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112 BLUE BELLE MILES – 8 COVERED BRIDGES – 2 JULY 2017

Today was BLUE BELLE’s turn, and now with over 600 miles on her rebuilt power plant she is due for a checkup and tightening. Again using Joseph C. Nelson’s  SPANNING TIME: VERMONT’S COVERED BRIDGES – today was Tour 13 – THE … Continue reading

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95 BLACK BEAUTY MILES – 5 COVERED BRIDGES – 1 JULY 2017

My friends know that my local commitments the first half of this year (in a play, and producing a play, plus…) have impinged on my “shunpiking.” In addition, there is always something else. My spine surgery and fusion last year … Continue reading

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ONLY THE TREES ARE DIFFERENT and ONLY ONE IN THE US – 10 JUNE 2017

And, the Differences continue An Update – 26 July 2017 Early July – Overcast 26 July 2017 – Overcast And, how the change happened 25 July 2017 (remember, click to enlarge the images- please) And, the answer to the question … Continue reading

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