First stop on the journey to Nova Scotia is a 2 hour jaunt to Swan’s Island, one of the 15 or so Maine islands that is inhabited year round.
As you might guess from the lobster boats anchored in the harbor, most residents earn a living fishing, and they are protective of their space both on the water and the shore. The island is also a great escape for those wishing to experience a more tranquil existence.
The reason for our going there is to attend the very quirky Sweet Chariot Music Festival that for 26 years has brought together a potpourri of musicians from the East and West Coasts who enjoy getting together to casually entertain an enthusiastic audience.
A flotilla of small craft ranging from kayaks to dinghies to motor boats accompany them. I have to say this is one of those events that is totally a Maine thing, and there is such absolute joy in that!
There’s more to the Swan’s Island story than I am telling. That has a lot to do with me trying to pull in a mooring ball that had about 500 pounds of kelp on it without allowing the line to touch the varnish on the trim. The hubby just didn’t get that that was an impossible feat, so use your imagination to fill in the blanks. It may be a very good thing that nobody was photoing that part of the experience because it was a comedy of errors. There’s likely more to come!
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind