We escaped from the hot South to a Maine island that is now caught up in the excitement of an anticipated hurricane. I had one criterion for this to be a successful vacation - any weather is acceptable except temperatures above 90 degrees. Yesterday was sunny and calm, with barely a ripple on Casco Bay.
We explored favorite spots on the island. At Deer Point we stood on the ledges as the tide came in, looking southeast into the Gulf of Maine.
At the boatyard, men were busy hauling boats out of the water before the hurricane hits.
The island is accessible only by boat. The main work on the island is lobster fishing.
We walked through the woods and along a rocky beach to a friend's house for dinner.
They served lobsters and sweet corn.
White birches are silhouetted in the fading light.
Goldenrod blooms along the shore, one of the early signs of fall.
We may lose power for a few days if the hurricane predictions aren't overblown. I have to admit that I'm more excited than scared of the storm, and look forward to some opportunities for photography.