Monday, September 17, 2012

Island Curtain

Sorry I haven't checked in in the last few days but...

We've spent the last two days on Monhegan Island 10 miles off the coast of Maine. We were up early Saturday morning and on the road to catch the ferry in New Harbor. It's about a 2 hour drive down Route 1. The trip out was quite rough. Four foot swells made for some motion sickness bag use. I was fine, and Elenka was too, as long as she kept her eyes on the horizon. If she was to look down to search for something in her bag, not so much. We paid a return trip to the Monhegan House, where we spent a weekend in 2002 with J- tagging along. This time we took trips to the surf at Lobster Cove, up to Lighthouse Hill and to the deep green of the Cathedral Woods. It was a wonderful, stress-free weekend, like it always seems to be when you get an opportunity to sample island living. I took close to 400 photographs, some of which you'll see this week. Here's one looking out our second floor window towards the island church next door.
Serenity now.

17 comments:

  1. I must admit, it was an absolutely perfect weekend.

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  2. It sounds wonderful to me too.

    Maybe that's the church where Rev. Bobby Ives served in the early 70s before he started The Carpenter's Boatshop.

    Monhegan?! As in "the traditional Monhegan skiff"?


    A prayer from the Hebridian Islands off Scotland:

    'Round our skiff be God's aboutness

    Ere she try the depth of the sea.

    Seashell frail for all her stoutness,

    Unless Thou her Helmsman be.




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  3. A magical island, so happy for you all. The photo, so atmospheric, expresses the gentleness of Monhegan...I got seasick once on the Laura B going over...Eyes closed, sat frozen stiff until we got off the boat...But Oh! isn't it worth it!

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  4. Ah, through the veil . . ..I'm looking forward to more pics from the island . . .

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  5. To spend time on islands is always something special . I like this curtain , and what I guess through it; In a kind of way, this is a very erotic picture!

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  6. Beautiful photo which captures the mood of the environment. Lovely!

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  7. marchin O'Neachtain saysSeptember 17, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    I am so happy that you had a great time on the Isle. Remember the last time out there, my digital camera fell into the toilet. You told me to throw the camera overboard after I pulled it out of the hopper. Pictures were fine.....camera = dead.

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  8. Super shot, BM. Glad you're having a good time!

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  9. What a pretty shot. I love those curtains!

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  10. beautiful photo! can't wait to see some more!

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  11. There's something very peaceful about that photo!

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  12. I agree with Sharon. Nice shot.

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  13. Like the window's metal work. Looking forward to more island photos. -- barbara

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  14. Great shot, Birdman. I have a relative who spends a week or two on Monhegan in the summer, but I have not been there myself. Looking forward to seeing some pix.

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  15. This brought back memories of a trip out to Rottnest Island just off our coast, just under an hours trip. Oh man the waves were so rough everyone on the ferry either had their heads in a sick bag or were staring straight ahead praying for it to end, funny thing is..I've never been back haha! I love this image Birdman, I think I agree with Malyss's comment.

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  16. Love this one!
    Perfect location, also for a film....

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