We've just returned from a weekend-cut-short-by-rain-trip to Grand Manan Island, which is 6 or so miles off the coast of Maine, but owned by Canada and so it's a 20 mile ferry trip from New Brunswick. Quiet, quaint, salmon raising, dulse harvesting capital of the world. And dead as a doornail in October. Perfect. We could have been the only tourists on the whole island. I took a lot of pictures which I'll share with you while combining them with my thoughts on Deborahs blog (see Oct. 16th) about her bag of scraps, and her clever use of them. So, here goes. My Elements of Design:
This is Swallowtail Lighthouse. A former bed and breakfast was housed in the house right next to it. For a dollar the government of Canada will rent it to you if you'll turn it into a viable business, say another B and B. Problem? When the foghorn blows all night it could be a little iffy as to whether you'd get any sleep.
This little boat on the back is for spreading the fishing net I'm told.
UNITY (or Variation on a Theme)
Hole In The Wall, a pretty spectacular spot to camp, if you like tenting.
CONTRAST, or just plain awesome!