On To Monhegan

Monhegan Island is only a few miles off the beaten path, but it was a great, dark, place to sit and enjoy the Perseid Meteor shower on Thursday night. We set an alarm (after first finding the alarm, funny how they get lost when they're not used) for 0300 and bundled up for the cold wet Maine night. We sat on the bow for more that an hour and watched the meteors and quite a few satellites, overhead. The Milky Way was a cloud of stars, Cassiopeia sat in her chair on top of the mast, Orion was just stepping up over the horizon and Ursa's Major and Minor faced off in the North. It was a wonderful experience.
Monhegan is home to more than forty artists and galleries. Most of them teach classes, from one day to a week long and there were people drawing and painting everywhere we went. The views were certainly worth trying to capture, although from what I could see, some of them were very modern or 'picassoesque' in their technique. There were a lot of blobby looking building/people/tree things.

Across the small harbor is Manana Island, privately owned, but also open for hiking around. We were warned by the harbormaster to beware of the goats. Apparently one of them likes to sneak up on people and give them a little butt. We saw the goats, sleeping in the shade of this project home ( I told you there were a lot of artists here) but had no butting encounters.

The rocks seemed VERY close at low tide, but seen from the top of the island, we actually had plenty of room. Celebration is front left.
We are currently in Booth Bay Harbor, on a mooring at the Carousel Marina. The movie, Carousel, with Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae, was filmed here in 1956. The dock house has lots of pictures of the cast singing and dancing on top of the buildings. Booth Bay is a nice town, very touristy, but they have a free trolley that runs around, so it's easy to see the sights.


Anne and Chris said...

Sounds terrific! Wish we could be there with you.

Carl and Carrie Butler said...

Beautiful. Sounds like you guys are having a wonderful time. I really want to go to Maine someday.