A week on a bay, at a resort with a fleet of sailboats finally enticed Gromit to try sailing.
While he was busy learning the ropes, the four of us went and explored Monhegan Island which is about an 1.5 hours ferry ride north east of Boothbay Harbor. We found a village that serves as a summer artists' colony.
An old lighthouse.
And lots of rocks.
It's all very romantic. I'd love to live on a rocky shoreline with great vistas. As long as I had good internet access, and reliable package delivery.
Through all the meals, boat rides and evening Trivial Pursuit games I knit. I knit on the drive there, and the drive home. Tuja is all knit. I suspect I'll get it assembled over the weekend. Also entering the WIP pile was a second Clapotis. I made one last winter for my friend June, so this one's for me. This version is out of Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb, the yarn used in the original version. It feels great and looks pretty good too.
You want proof? I'll have to torture you, I don't have any photos yet. I'm going to take some tonight, now that I've dug myself out of the post-vacation chores.
And no vacation would be complete without one (or several) visits to the lovely local yarn store, Willow's End. Where I was shocked to run into another knitter from the Main Line area, who also shops at Frou Frou. Small world moments always make me happy.
Of course, I left most of my brain at home, so I didn't even recall as we drove through that Bath, ME is the home of Halcyon Yarns. How many years have I been seeing their ads in knitting magazines? No wonder the town sounded familiar. There's always next year; we made our reservation to go back for the third year as we checked out.
Three years in a row? Absolutely. And even with that many repeat visits we're newbies. There are people who have been coming that same week for 10, 15, 20 and even 40 years. It's part of Linekin Bay's charm. Really, if you are looking for a lovely get away in a rustic setting, this is the ticket. You just can't have our cabin.