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Cast Away! September 5, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Love and Death.
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…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.

Thanks, Folks!

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1. jomegat - September 5, 2012

I love the orange lichen on the rocks. I saw some today on a gravestone (but didn’t stop to photograph it).

littlebangtheory - September 5, 2012

Yeah, it was cool. I did a year of “surface mining” in AZ, scarfing convoluted chunks of dark brown basalt adorned by a rainbow of neon green, yellow and orange lichen. In retrospect it was a pillaging of nature which I regret, but at the time it kept me in bean burritos and beer.

Now days I’m happy to take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints…

2. susancrow - September 10, 2012

I’m glad you made it almost to the Maritimes. The pictures are great and I’m sure, so are your friends.

3. littlebangtheory - September 11, 2012

Indeed they are, Mike for decades now and Cindy only more recently.

And The Maritimes are on my bucket list, so perhaps we’ll get face to face one of these days…

4. UM - October 2, 2012

Truly looks like a blast. I’m glad to see all the pics! Especially butterflies on thistles…:) as well as the second photo of the whole lot.

littlebangtheory - October 2, 2012

Ursi, Glad you caught these – they were fun to shoot, and the place was jaw-droppingly beautiful.


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