A Peaceful Escape


For the last few days, it seems all we have done is work, me in the yard where there’s always something to do and the hubby replacing and painting rotten boards on the porch.  Enough is enough, so I suggested we take a break and head out on the boat for an overnight stay.  There was no resistance to that idea!

IMG_6910 (1)Penobscot Bay is chock full of islands, many of which have  little protected harbors and coves which make for a very peaceful escape.

IMG_6859I especially like finding a place where we are all alone and the only sounds are the wind whistling through the trees and water lapping gently against the hull.

IMG_6848Once settled, it is time for a little refreshment

IMG_6849and games of backgammon.  Already, whatever we left behind is forgotten and it’s easy to enjoy nothing more than being.

IMG_6916As day slowly fades away, thoughts turn to dinner.  I have no problem working in the compact galley where there is space for everything.

IMG_6865Since this adventure was very last minute, I brought whatever I could find in the refrigerator.  There were a few slices of salami, mozzarella, a tomato and some salad greens which when combined on a pizza crust made a very tasty dinner.

moonlightBefore calling it a day, I wandered out on the deck to take in the beauty of the night. Surrounded by nothing but darkness, the light on the water couldn’t have been more beautiful.  The sky was filled with twinkling stars, some seeming so close it would be possible to grab a handful of starlight.  Such are the moments that remind me why I love being in Maine.

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18 thoughts on “A Peaceful Escape

  1. Linda, I try not to be envious of your boat life and Maine…it looks so perfect. The idea of just “being”…I like that! Happy 4th

    1. So much of my life in Maine is such a gift.

  2. Beautiful moon on the water!

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  3. What a fun trip!! The picture of the moon over the water is wonderful!!

    1. These outings are such a gift.

  4. I thought I knew Maine for so many years since I was able to visit the state by myself but you make me discover another part of Maine that I like so much. All those islands. A paradise for boats ! I would like to contact you in private about weaving but cannot see your email address. I would appreciate to have an information about weaving so if it is no bother to you, please contact me via email. Enjoy the sea !

  5. Linda, that last picture brought tears to my eyes! Happy Fourth.

  6. Lucky you. Thanks for sharing with those of us stuck n the urban jungle!

  7. Sounds like a little piece of heaven, Lulu. Love your last image. 🙂

  8. This sounds and looks absolutely idyllic. 🙂

  9. The perfect escape!

  10. Yes…so, so beautiful and peaceful…the perfect escape!….the photo of the moon over the water is phenomenal! Glad you got away for a little while!

  11. Glad you took this little adventure away from your toil. Love the beauty of the night you captured!

    1. It was a good but brief get away.

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