Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Granite and blueberries...more about a perfect vacation

Two weeks of a downeast Maine vacation is sheer bliss! After having my first week to myself, Brendan arrives on Sunday. The weather is perfect and the forecast is for more of the same. Milbridge is a perfect little coastal village about 20 minutes downeast from our cottage. Brendan, Isla and I take a picnic lunch and spend Monday at McClellan Park in Milbridge, a gorgeous spot on the granite cliffs overlooking the ocean. Here are some pictures from that beautiful afternoon...



































































It was an idyllic afternoon in a place we hope to return to often in the future.







































This was an amazing year for blueberries. In the thirty years that we have been visiting our favorite lake, I can never remember seeing as many blueberrries in the barrens as this year. We could literally walk along the road and gather buckets full of the delicate sweet lowbush berries. On one of our morning walks I took these pictures...







































 On our last day of vacation we traditionally go picking and after a short trip into the fields this is what we harvested to bring home...








 Poor Brendan spent almost a week sorting and cleaning the berries, preparing them to be frozen for us to use during the year. He was pretty sick of looking at blueberries by the time he finished!






 Meredith arrived on Tuesday and used the next few days to unwind from her hectic summer of working at her internship and her busy social schedule. She was leaving for her fall semester at the University of Vermont in only a week so this was her last chance to kick back and relax.























































Next Post: Lobsters and Knitting...betchya can't wait :-)

2 comments:

KNIT A NEW DREAM said...

Absolutely gorgeous MaryAnn!

Pam said...

Wow, that is a lot of blueberries! My brother lives in Saco, and has tons of bushes in his yard. I have yet to get up that way during blueberry season and benefit from them.