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Off island Tuesday

I wish I could have captured the exact look of the sky this morning as I prepared to board the mailboat for a day off island. A snow/rain squall was going by between Islesford and Mount Desert Island. The light was beautiful.

The pavement onto the pier in Northeast Harbor was there this morning and gone by this afternoon! By the time we boarded the mailboat for the ride home, Ted’s mail truck had found yet a new parking spot, right on the dock. (As indicated by its official cone.) Construction continues…

Home with a fire in the wood stove by 4:30, and a reminder from my friend, Susan White, to back up my computer. I admit to having this external hard drive for almost a year without unwrapping it and putting it to its intended use.

Thank you Susan. Thank you LaCie. Thank you Time Machine.




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3 friends hatched a plan…

…on yesterday’s early ride home.

The mailboat passed us heading in to Northeast Harbor to pick up passengers for the 3:30 run.  Happily, we were not among those waiting at the dock for their ride to Islesford. We were almost home.

Once home, we all helped unload each other’s stuff by making a chain and passing bags along up the steps.

Cindy Thomas, Stefanie Alley and I all happened to be on David Thomas’ boat yesterday. We are 3 of the 4 die-hard members of Dip of the Month Club. The air was 60 degrees, the tide was pretty high, there was no wind, and none of us had gone for our April dip. It was a no brainer. Though we tried and were unable to locate Joy Sprague, our fourth member, we agreed to meet at 4 p.m. for our dip. The water temperature was 41 degrees. We’ve been running into the water and getting horizontal at least once every single month for over 8 years. We have no plans to stop anytime soon.

Yesterday it felt so good to get out of the water and stand in the warm air (60 degrees is very warm for us this April) in our bathing suits, that we went in for the dip 3 times. A rare triple Easter dip! We know the water will only get warmer between now and November.

Why am I writing today about yesterday? Because today I was off island again, getting groceries and visiting my mom. Our planned stop at the grocery store yesterday was foiled by the fact the the stores were all closed for Easter. Tomorrow I’m hoping for some studio time.


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Sign of Spring

This morning, as I headed off island for the day, I experienced one of the sure signs of spring on the island. The float was back in the water at the Town Dock. This means we switch from boarding the mailboat at the stairs on the side of the dock,


to using the ramp to board the boat from the float. The float will stay in the water until November.


This photo I took before a meeting I attended today. A sure sign of feeling mischievous.

Sometimes I just can’t help myself. It must be spring.


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