ON A CLEAR DAY
|View from Caterpillar Hill
Hello there! We have had our fair share of rainy days lately. However on one of our warm and lovely days I took the camera and headed out to do some errands. I crossed Little Deer Isle to head off the Island. Our bridge off the Island is often under construction and this day was no different with a long line of traffic backed up to get across the bridge. So I decided to turn left into Bridge End park where there's a little eating place with picnic tables along the shore. It has a lot going on there with a pier, boat launch and wonderful views of the bridge. This spot opened up last year I think but was my first time eating there. I really loved my lobster roll, chips and soda. The ocean was flat calm so I took lots of pictures. The Osprey nests at the top of the towers were just a speck but I zoomed in the best I could. (When I crossed the bridge yesterday the eaglets were large enough that you could see their heads up above the nests.) Under the bridge is a tiny island. So cute! Then I crossed the bridge to Blue Hill (15 miles) to gas up my car and do some grocery shopping. On the way I stopped at Caterpillar Hill. It was a clear day which allowed me to take a few photos of the distant islands as well as Little Deer Isle. Once in Blue Hill I went to a little park where I could see lobster boats loaded with traps way out in the harbor. I zoomed in on a ledge way out in the distance and was surprised to see that what I thought were cormorants sunning themselves were really Mallard ducks! I always think of Mallards as being fresh water ducks. We do have them here at the house that we feed and when they take off they head out towards the islands.