Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sutton Island

Sunday we took a ride out to Sutton Island to do a little gardening work. As it was a gorgeous day (started that way anyway) and we had a little time to kill at the end, we walked around the island on the shore path. Sutton is probably one of my favorite places around here, and is reached by a 15 minute ride on the mail boat. The island is made up of seasonal residents, and this time of year they are all gone, so there wasn't a soul out there, and we had the whole island to ourselves. Here are some pics from the day...

This is the osprey nest on the western tip of the island. It's somewhat of a local land mark. It's over 100 years old, estimated to weigh several tons, and is about 6 feet tall.

This is looking back toward Bear Island and the lighthouse.

This is looking back toward Mt. Desert Island, which is where I live.

The shore path veers into the woods for a bit.... right past the spooky old abandoned water tower. Zoinks!

This is on the northern side of the island. I thought it was really cool how the rocks right next to eachother are completely different colors. The dark ones look blackend by smoke or something, but they are not.

One of the many little coves/beaches on the island

A groovy stump. 'sheck it out meng.

While we were waiting for the boat, I signed Van's name to the collection.

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