A day in my life

We're home from our island. There is much to tell about, but first I thought I'd post "A day in my life" since the 14th came while we were away.

7:30 Got up and read until the girls woke. It was very foggy. Filled the water buckets from the rain barrel, made coffee.

8:30 Worked on the Starry Night puzzle and helped the girls with their weaving which has become THE CRAFT of the week.


10:00 It was high tide, a perfect time for a swim. We swam in the fog and then came up to the house to wash our hair in the rain water-- so soft.

11:30 Hels and I gathered balsam for Simmy. Hels sewed Simmy a sachet. The girls enjoyed their weaving. The fog finally burned off.

12:30 Lunchtime--wraps and carrot sticks. We don't use bread on the island, it molds too quickly.

1:00 Since the fog seemed to be holding off, we went to get lobster from Mrs. Bibber. Here are Hels and Nels in the boat.

Here we are arriving at the lobster pound. It's in a little cove about a 10 minute boat ride from the island.

Here's Mrs. Bibber. We've been buying our lobster from her for 10 years now. It's always fun to stop in.

Here's Mr. Bibber's boat. He's been lobstering for 55 years!

Here's Lou helping us cast-off after our visit to the Bibbers.

The fog continued to stay out to sea, so we hopped over to the town dock to look at this boat that Nels wants to build.

2:00 We're back to the island with LOBSTERS for dinner!

3:00 The fog came back and the tide was low--perfect timing for a trek to the ocean side of the island to explore the tide pools. Usually this tide pool is full of sea urchins and star fish cling to the rocks nearby. NOTHING this year and very warm water.

We progressed across the seaweed at the base of the cliffs to "Thunder Hole". You really have to watch the tide at thunder hole so you don't get caught. There is no way up those sheer cliffs. This spot is full of the smooth, round stones that have been swirled about by the tide.

These stones figured prominently in our week. More about that later.

5:00 Back to the deck for cocktails. Closed things up as the fog was getting more dense and things were getting wet. The girls went down to the beach to get salt water for the lobster. Played some games (more about that later).

6:30 Lobster dinner!

7:30 Lit a fire to dry out clothes (and have a marshmallow). Read A Little Princess far into the night.

Dawn  – (August 17, 2008 at 6:04 PM)  

I'm so happy you did a "day in the life" of one of your days on the island. It sounds like such a wonderful place...so peaceful!

Lisa Anne  – (August 17, 2008 at 8:06 PM)  

That looks like an amazing day. I bet that lobster was so good. That is somewhat disturbing about the tidal pools and the warm water. Thanks for sharing this day at the island, now I want to know about the rest of the trip:) We had to cancel our trip to Maine but hope to find time in September to take Amelia to the beach.

Angela  – (August 18, 2008 at 3:44 AM)  

What a day! What a dream vacation spot! It must be hard returning home. I kept thinking of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea...such a quiet reflective place.

Angela  – (August 18, 2008 at 3:44 AM)  

What a day! What a dream vacation spot! It must be hard returning home. I kept thinking of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea...such a quiet reflective place.

Tammy  – (August 19, 2008 at 11:07 PM)  

Oh what a lovely time you had! This is going to be so fun to read all of your posts since you got back.

Lobsters, puzzles, tidepools (even empty), it all sounds heavenly.

anthromama  – (August 24, 2008 at 12:32 AM)  

What a great place for a vacation. Now I want some lobster :)

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