With Pipe Dreams put away for the winter, it looks a little lonely down at the dock.
Before shutting the boating season down though, we had a final outing to one of our most favorite Maine islands, Brimstone. It sits well out to sea, and from its summit one can see far in every direction. Looking out across the Atlantic, it is possible to imagine Europe in the distance.
There are strong currents around Brimstone making it very important to choose the right time to go, otherwise securing a firm anchorage can be a real challenge. If the anchor line spools out too quickly and gets a kink in it, anchoring can be even more exciting. Ask me how I know that!
A dinghy is a must for going ashore, and the climb from the beach is steeper than it looks. It is made a bit more difficult by the rocks that slip and slide beneath your feet as waves roll in and out. Once on the island, however, all thoughts of the challenges disappear.
Brimstone is known for its piles of black stones as smooth as the inside of your arm. They come in all shapes and sizes, and I can wander for hours, head down, always looking for the perfect rock.
The island is void of trees, but one end is covered with grasses and wildflowers. If you get there at the right time, it’s possible to find wild strawberries, raspberries or clumps of spearmint.
Hiking through the grasses to the summit has its rewards as on a clear day it is possible to see Isle au Haut, Cadillac Mountain, Vinalhaven, the Camden Hills and lots of small islands the names of which are unknown to me.
Yes, Brimstone is a little piece of heaven, and during the winter months when Maine seems so far away, it’s one of the things that makes me anxious to return.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind
9 thoughts on “Brimstone: A Little Piece of Heaven”
The black rocks are so cool!!! Beautiful pictures and place!
Love the black rocks…I, too, will miss your blogs from Maine. Take care and have a safe trip back.
Linda, I will miss your lovely Maine posts! Safe travels and I will be looking forward to posts from Houston!
Thank you. Houston is harder for me so who knows what direction I’ll go.
Is this the same place you found heart shaped rocks before? Sounds like a fun adventure. I always enjoy your Maine posts.
Time passes so quickly. This fall has been glorious. We have had two nights in the 40’s and 50’s and it is seeming more like fall weather in south Alabama now.
Safe travels back to Texas.
Thank you, Bonnie. I always get a little sad when it’s time to leave here, but once I get back to Houston all is well. I am glad that you enjoyed your vicarious visits to Maine.
Maine, really the way life should be – Brimstone is a wonder. Safe travels as you shut down another season, truly enjoyed seeing the place through your lens and tales.
Linda, thanks so much for sharing!! I love getting a peek into the wonderful life you are so fortunate to have. Sending love and hugs!! ❤️❤️❤️
Can’t believe you are heading back already Linda. It was a fun summer of photos and posts. I enjoyed seeing Maine through your eyes. One of these days I hope to make it up that way. Safe travels back to Houston…all the best, xx