Recently, I had a chance to fly from the Northwest to the Northeast and spend a few weeks by the ocean in Maine. This is one of my oldest happy places, where I spent many summers on the water learning about boating, reading the weather and the water, running around on the rocks, and picking blueberries. I spent hours walking with my gaze downward, looking at all the rocks, seeking treasure.
This trip I didn’t do as much adventuring as I often do, but I took pictures every day. Pictures from our deck and around the island. Sunrise and sunset, sunny days and stormy weather, local water foul, boats, and Fourth of July fireworks. Enjoy!
Leaving the Northwest…
Made it to the Northeast.
Caught some late day light.
Made it to the local harbor Fourth of July fireworks.
Then the weather went from humid, hot, and hazy to a thunder boomer with downpours. When a house on the other side of the island was hit by lightning, we lost power for several hours but was treated to a magnificent sunset.
Lots of birds and boats enjoyed the clear weather.
The variety of sunrises were beautiful. I love the sun sparkling on the water.
A cove on the other side of the island features working lobster boats and a small yacht club where I learned to sail many years ago.
And more of the cove.
As I looked out from a local beach, the fog rolled in.
One of the island’s two lighthouses sits at the end of the beach.
A great blue heron, several eider ducks, seagulls, osprey and other waterfowl frequent the waters around the island.
This mischievous little beast was forever being told to get off the sofa. His solution was to lie on a pillow, as if to say, “I swear! I’m not on the sofa.”
It was great to get away for a while, and good to get back home. Until next time.