So last weekend, I drove TOWARD a hurricane in Maine, where I was to meet artist friends to go paint on Monhegan Island, off the coast from Booth Bay. By the time I got to Portland, there was a huge rainbow over the city (which I didn’t take a photo of because I was driving). I met a friend for lobster rolls on the pier, and afterwards there was the stunning sunset you see above.
Our delayed ferry left the next day, and we were advised to expect waves up to five feet– for a very rough crossing after the storm. The boat was empty, with very few other adventurers willing to still sally forth under such conditions. However, with a dose of prayer, the crossing was miraculously calm, and without upset or concern. We were so grateful to arrive without difficulty or inconvenience.
It was great to be on this lovely, famous, “artist colony” island again, after our first trip there together last year. (See here and here.) With our day ending with another lovely sunset, followed by an amazing orange and fuchsia dawn the next day, we were off to our delightful time of hiking, painting, gallery hopping, laughing, and conviviality.
In the photos below, you can see us arriving on Monhegan, along with photos of our yummy first dinner and breakfast. In the coming few blog posts, you’ll get to see the lovely scenery there, as well as my plein air sketches and paintings.
We had a wonderful time together in this special location. Hopefully we’ll get to do it again!