Springtime in Maine Part II
Hi there again! So happy you have stopped by. This blog posting is really a continuation of my last posting, SPRING TIME IN MAINE. The pictures shown are taken on and around the Island (aka Little Deer Isle) that is located off the coast of mid Maine and is accessible by a long expansion bridge. When you go onto the Island you hit a small island called Little Deer Isle. My parents live there in a little cove with a foot path to the shore. I have a camper/travel trailor on their property that I stay in when I am visiting. This is what I see when I look out my big window of my abode....
Stonington is very hilly. Main Street runs along the water front but on the other side of the street the terrain goes up, as in the side of a hill. Most houses are either on the side of a hill or on the top.
Along the water front you will find commercial piers that cater to the fishermen and some that are privately owned. Stonington is rated #1 in lobster catching in Maine. Here you see fishing boats loaded up with the next day's traps/pots to be set out. This is by no means all the fishing boats just the ones that live near or sell to the pier that you see to the left.
|The mail boat travels to some of the outer islands also takes paying customers who just want to tag along.|
Granite cut in Stonington- in years gone by now- can be found all over the U.S. and in some of our more famous landmarks, including Washington, D.C. The harbor in Stonington has a small park that honors the people who worked and some died in the quarry that is located on a small island just off from Stonington.
|I was there during low tide.|
|Fishermen come into the piers to sell their catches and to buy gas and bait.|
Hope you have enjoyed my photos! My next posting will show some treasures I found in Ellsworth Maine and also some I found on Ebay.... and also a hooky project I completed while visiting with my parents.
Look around you and enjoy the beauty of Summer!
|A lot of the lawns on the Island are covered in this pretty ground cover. I think it is phlox but I could be wrong. It spreads like crazy.|