"Oh, make a drink and take it easy. I'LL bring in everything!
Rebecca's parents immediately wandered off into the fog. They
showed back up a couple of days later.
It just looks like Ian and Rebecca were engaging in a duel.
Probably Briget just turned her around suddenly.
I put Rebecca to work doing dishes. It was a good chance for her
to enjoy the view.
Spaghetti and faux-meat balls!
Accostomed to my food, Rebecca pours the wine liberally.
Brij was an excellent little guest. No trouble at all!
We made the adjustment quickly
Coffee on the deck
With a good book.
Brij always points herself NW when napping.
The next house over had dog that loved to come over and play
Cabin Fever sets in
There were a few dicey patches...
It was hot up there with all that exposed granite in the sunshine.
Shady rest stop
Brigit found a cool spot under and big slab of granite.
Ready for sailing!
Away she goes!
We set this afloat around 8pm (more on this later).
First Kayak ride
Just a short jaunt out to this island and back of an evening.
A longer affair. Several islands and a beach.
LL Beane Poster
The water was remarkably clear for the Nort Atlantic
It looked like a sandy beach, but on closer inspection you could
see the sand was just ground up sea shells.
A lot of the islands all but vanished at high tide, but this one
was big enough for actual vegetation.
Seeking a real beach
We head back to mainland in search of.
Time to explore
Ospreys circled this beach while we visited.
Lichen covered pine.
Never seen anything quite like it.
What is THAT?
Heading back out to sea...what do we come upon?
Can't BELIEVE this thing stayed afloat this far out. That is the
shore it floated out from in the background.
Couldn't find a rolling pin, but the handle of this meat tenderizer
did the trick.
I was proud of it.
Tofurky and gravy
If you go through the bother of making a pumpkin pie, might as well
make the rest of the meal.
I told you I was proud of it. Here it is with some soy dream whip.
I'm so full
We've all seen this.
Another quarry visit
This trail highlighted the discarded stonework and the vegetation
that has started growing back on it and in it.
No longer a barren quarry.
Brigit estimates the drop.
Some delapitated piece of quarry machiniery that is no longer even recognizable.
Making French Toast
It would have been wrong to waste any of that bread even if it had
started to go a bit stale.
Topped with blueberries and Walt and Donna's syrup (hopefully in
the right order?)
Rebecca the artist
Stonington Farmers' Market
It is pretty impressive.
Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies
A pretty strange place. Kinda like a roadside attraction you might
see on Rte 66
One more trip to the quarry
NOW its official.
Rebecca keeps the troops moving along
Rebecca and rocks
If you felt a shift in the tetonic plates in Maine, that was
probably due to Rebecca's rock relocation plan.
Test your might!
Rebecca orders her father to put down that boulder and get back
into hiking formation
Scrounging in the tidepools
These pics are kinda blurry because the camera is in a waterproof case
Rebecca caught in the act
By the time we got back, the water was high enough that we could
just get in and float away.
Back in Brunswick
Here we see New Mexicans freezing in Maine Summer weather.
My seaweed salad was particularly good.
Homemade Whoopie Pies
I thought they should experience Maine's state dessert.