Maine 2023

October 1st, 2023


We went to Maine this September – Down East – about a mile down a dirt road and over a small bridge, the Atlantic straight ahead. It was wonderful!

Image of Sunset.
View from our Deck

We walked the sandy beach, clambered over stones with their glacier markings, loved the wrack weed, and wonderful sea drawings left when the tides recedes. We woke to the sound of lobster boats checking their traps.

Image of Jorden Cove. Image of Wrack  Weed Image of Sand Drawings
Jordens Cove, Wrack Weed and Sand Drawings

We sketched and photographed, relaxed and just were. The skies were wonderful.
And then there was fog. Islands came and went, a misty magic descended on the world

Image of Fog. Image of Boat in fog

However, we were right where hurricane Lee/Tropical Storm was expected to hit. Not as bad as it could have been but still lots and lots of rain and wind – main damage trees down!. The ocean turned a peachy tan color .

Image Peach Colored Ocean.
Peachy Sea

We had a cozy cottage, good food and wine, had our art/photography supplies, so we were happy. But the plan had been to work outside most of the time.

Plan B… enjoy the adventure!
We did get a day at Quoddy Head to sketch and one down to Schoodic to see crazy waves.

Image of Fog. Image of Waves
Quoddy Head Point and Waves at Scoodic

Between rainy spells we could get through the woods, down steps the sandy cove to work.
The last evening skies began to clear and in the morning the view from our window was beautiful.

Image of Evening. Image of Sunrise
Things Clear up as we leave

We woke up to the sound of chain saws clearing the road so we could get out. We had breakfast, walked on the beach, then headed south.

We also got to visit friends and family and a visit to the Farnsworth! So now home and time to work with my sketches, photographs, and memories!!!