At the end of September Chuck and I went for a short stay along the mid-coast of Maine. We love it so much here that we hate to leave. We started our visit at the Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Harbor. It is a very special place with beautiful plants, trees and views. We love to go to the gardens, Spring, Summer and Fall – it is always beautiful.
We walked the trails and took notes on what we might want to add to our gardens — it is nice to go at all different times of the growing season to see what is blooming. I like to have gardens that have blooms from late May until the first frost. I also like to see different types of plants that I may not have seen in bloom – it makes it easier to decide what to plant and where.
The next day we took the ferry out to Mohegan Island. The name of the Ferry was the Elizabeth Ann which was perfect because that is our daughters name.
It was an absolutely beautiful day. It was a wonderful trip out to the island – the sun was shining, the seas were calm and the air was just the right temperature.
We wandered around the island – took a short hike and ended up at the Mohegan Brewing Company. We had a very cold beer and sat outside in the sun visiting with some of the other patrons. As is turns out 2 of the people we were talking to were from the same area in NY as we were. We discussed how small a world it is and the coincidence of meeting people who lived and worked right around the corner from us in NY, while having a beer 12 miles off the mainland on a small island in Maine.
Mohegan Island has 75 year round residents – they seem to be an independent brunch who like to live life with out the frills of the mainland. I am not sure that I could live so removed from the rest of civilization but I would sort of like to try. If not for an extended period of time, at least for a short stay. I could sort of imagine spending my days making quilts, spinning yarn, reading great books and cooking wonderful hearty meals. I might add this adventure to my bucket list. Hmmm thinking….
On the way home from the island Chuck and I sat right beneath the pilot house. The view was so peaceful and beautiful – we saw a whale cut in front of the boat and move off to the port side. I had never seen a whale before and have always wanted to go on a whale watch. Imagine my joy when I saw that amazing animal right in front of me. It was a great day and a wonderful mini adventure.
Since I have gotten home I have been working on quilts. I sent two quilts off to a wonderful organization that provides quilts to kids in hospitals and abusive situations. The groups name is Quilts for Kids. www.quiltsforkids.org – if you are interested in the group check out the website and if you can’t make a quilt you can always send a donation. Several other quilts that are gifts have been made and there are several more in the works.
Enjoy the wonderful weather that we are having.