Skiffs and wire lobster traps are in abundance everywhere you look on Monhegan. It's a working island and it shows. If you head out aboard one of the ferries looking for manicured lawns, tarred roads and white linen tablecloths, you're probably going to be a bit disappointed. On the other hand, if you are looking to get away from it all for a few days and paint, photograph and breathe in what wild nature has to offer, then this might be just your medicine. Basically, the people who step on the island seem to be of two minds. Those that can't wait till the ferry returns at 3:15 and takes them back to the mainland and their televisions and internet, and those who set foot on this big rock and want to stay forever. There certainly is a lure. There is simplicity and beauty seemingly everywhere you look. The quest is not a difficult one to master.