LONGLEAF STORIES

full circle in the hundred acre wood

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I’m packed.

Thank you, Dave. Thank you, Whiskey.

Got some great books. Got a little cottage rented in Bass Harbor with a deck where we can watch the lobstermen come and go on the big tides; where we can walk all around the neighborhood, over to Back Beach, smelling that particular aromatic potion of ocean, herbal vegetation and shellfish as we walk; where we can climb all the way to the tops of small mountains that overlook a natural fjord and the ocean and small islands. We can even take a ferry ride to Swan’s Island, walk all around, eat a picnic lunch and smile, smile, smile.

Like a little kid the night before a fishing trip, I don’t want to go to sleep.

We’re stopping first in New Haven, CT to visit with Buck’s long-lost nephew, then on to York Harbor, Maine to visit with a long-long niece! And then Tuesday morning, we’ll drive on over to Bass Harbor for a glorious week of splendid isolation.

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  1. fletch says:

    sounds like a dream. Hope you can take some pics to share with us. Have a safe trip.

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  2. Yes, Jim, sounds like I’m living in a good woman’s dream. Camera battery is charged up; so is Flip video. They’re in my shoulder bag, and Buck has charge of the laptop. (All the gadgets of the 21st century blogger. . .)
    Good luck to everyone in or near the path of Ike, including Sid & Mindy and soon-to-be Vivi, who are in Sugarlands, Texas in a good, solid brick house.

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  3. Gretchen says:

    Oh, we are so envious. Been trying to get to Maine for a year. But, alas, life intervenes……
    Are you taking Maggie? Please enjoy a lobster dinner for us!!

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  4. Dave says:

    Enjoy! (Did you get the David Abram recommendation from me too? Can’t remember if i ever blogged it. Good stuff – phenomenolgy made easy and relevant to nature-lovers. There was only one part of his argument I didn’t agree with, and the opening chapter on magic was great.)

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  5. Sid & Mindy & Baby bump says:

    Hope you and Buck have a great trip – some book recommendations in addition to the travelogue would be very appropriate (hint, hint!)
    Skies here on the Brazos River clouded over about midnight with high wispies – wintry looking. There’s a strengthening breeze from the north-east this morning. From the radar track it looks like Ike is starting to make his northward turn. The family is betting on a landfall a little east of the official track, but in any case it’s only coming ashore as a Cat. II, so there’s a small blessing. We’re just hoping that Vivi doesn’t decide to be a hurricane baby….

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  6. DSK says:

    Sounds like you’re in for a good time.

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  7. Sid & Mindy & Baby bump says:

    Hope you and Buck have a great trip – some book recommendations in addition to the travelogue would be very appropriate (hint, hint!)
    Skies here on the Brazos River clouded over about midnight with high wispies – wintry looking. There’s a strengthening breeze from the north-east this morning. From the radar track it looks like Ike is starting to make his northward turn. The family is betting on a landfall a little east of the official track, but in any case it’s only coming ashore as a Cat. II, so there’s a small blessing. We’re just hoping that Vivi doesn’t decide to be a hurricane baby….

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  8. Sid & Mindy & Baby bump says:

    Hope you and Buck have a great trip – some book recommendations in addition to the travelogue would be very appropriate (hint, hint!)
    Skies here on the Brazos River clouded over about midnight with high wispies – wintry looking. There’s a strengthening breeze from the north-east this morning. From the radar track it looks like Ike is starting to make his northward turn. The family is betting on a landfall a little east of the official track, but in any case it’s only coming ashore as a Cat. II, so there’s a small blessing. We’re just hoping that Vivi doesn’t decide to be a hurricane baby….

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  9. mary lou says:

    Oh sounds like HEAVEN! A cottage in Maine, the Sea and a bag of books!!! AHHHHH

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