I, Robot LbNA # 48415
|Placed Date||Jun 21 2009|
|Location||Biddeford Pool, ME|
*** Part of my Literature Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, .8 mi RT)
Recommended Ink: orange & black
I, Robot is a collection of nine science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov, first published by Gnome Press in 1950. The stories originally appeared in the American magazines Super Science Stories and Astounding Science Fiction between 1940 and 1950. Though the stories can be read separately, they share a theme of the interaction of humans, robots and morality, and when combined they tell a larger story of Asimov's fictional history of robotics. I love all of Asimov's books, especially the ones about robots, but this was the first one I read and I highly recommend it. To find this microbox dedicated to the book, you must go to the East Point Sanctuary, located at the tip of a peninsula. Though it has nothing to do with robots, it is a great place to visit with awesome views.
From downtown Saco, take Main St. south and cross the Saco River. At the first traffic light, take the second left (Hill St) and climb to the traffic light at Pool St. Turn left and continue on Pool (Rt 9 and 208) for 5.3 miles. Go left on Rt 208 for 0.6 mile. At the stop sign go left onto Mile Stretch Road and then Lester B. Orcutt Blvd. for another 1.7 miles. The gates to East Point Sanctuary are on your left just before you reach the ocean. Pull off and park on the shoulder.
Walk through the gate and follow the trail as it bends right at the golf course. At the first jct, stay left and continue walking toward the lighthouse in the distance. When you reach the bluff, stay on the path as it bends left until you come to a bench dedicated to Jack & Toots Gibson. Continue 30 steps to a flat, triangular rock embedded in the trail with 3 multi-trunk bushes to the right. Step 3 steps off trail into the middle of them and go to the one closest to the water. The microbox is hanging from a branch 3 feet high. Go back to the bench to stamp in while admiring the wonderful view. Please replace as described.