Cast Away! September 5, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Love and Death.
Tags: August 2012, Cindy, island, Maine coast, Mike
…or at least, set aground on an island off the coast of Maine for an afternoon outing with friends Mike and Cindy.
We landed on a little beach a mile off shore, and pulled the boats up above the high-tide line:
Mike and Cindy making it look exotic. 😉
This was a really cool island, typical in that it had a rocky coast, some fields and forests:
…and had been farmed in the not-too-distant past, so that the fields were still defined:
We hiked across the highlands to the opposite shore:
…to where the sea has tormented the rocks into fantastic forms:
The sea dominates here, and high tide markers are gathered from bits of flotsam:
We felt alone with the gulls:
…though we weren’t really; others had the same plans for their afternoon:
Beached boats said as much.
I managed to find island details unsullied by the passing of such as me. A wild coast:
Butterflies on the last thistles of summer:
Sea-worn granite baking in the sun as orange lichen finds a foothold:
It was a wonderful afternoon of sun and surf and solitude, capped off by the hike back to the boats:
…and an easy passage back to the mainland, with the wind at our backs.