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Cape Porpoise Harbor and Goat Island Light… fave padding around place.IMG_9098IMG_9337

 

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Peace. Solitude. Beauty. A much slower pace. A throw back in time. Outstanding and plainly Monhegan Isle!

Island Inn

From the moment I stepped onto it’s rugged shore some twenty-five years ago, I was smitten from day one. I knew it would feel like an adventure, even though only a few hours north from home; I knew instantly it would be charming; I knew the hiking was going to lead to dramatic sea views, along with moss covered secret fairy villages.  What I didn’t expect was the quiet, peaceful sense of time moving more slowly, the natural beauty of it all and losing time taking it all in, right down to watching the sun go down at the end of each day.

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It’s a mite rustic for some, however, my needs are few–being back on this gem of an island, but my goodness, the sense of calm and joy that can bring in a world (especially my crazy world) bustling with people, appointments and an often never-ending list of things to do and places to be… to an amazing halt. Just what the doctor ordered. In my quiet cottage, I found much needed solitude.. and even a room with a view!

I love this picture!

Typically I don’t get to make it up north until the end of my growing season, when things are just beginning to settle down a bit. But this year, I opted to throw caution to the wind for these past few days to take in the beauty, breathe in that marvelous salty air, climb her dramatic cliffs to just pause, and as a bonus.. captured the middle of lupine season as well! It’s easy to see why I fell in love with this stunning island.

 

 

 

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The ‘Nubble’

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Goat Island Light

Goat Island Light

Saying goodbye is such a difficult thing to do…

Our loved ones never truly leave us… they live on in the kindness they showed,  the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives.

I’d say this more than aptly describes my Rob.  Cape Porpoise, and Goat Island was his very favorite place to be.  As an artist, he always said it inspired him to paint.  As an avid kayaker.. a favorite place to paddle. And with his passing, the right place for his scattering ceremony.

You can shed tears that he is gone or you can  smile because he has lived.  You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him or you can be full of the love that you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember him and only that he is gone or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back or you can do what Rob would want you to do….

Smile,  Open Your Eyes, Love and Go On. ♥♥♥

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