Source: Beauty Everywhere…
Two days without rain saw me running out after 8hrs on the road and taking sometime to hike!
The quarry is a good hike (1 mile is round trip) and can be more – it was raining on and off – if you’re a rock hound, and want to see the MASSIVE amounts of granite that this place produced it’s a must see while in the Stonington/Deer Isle area.
The Edgar Tennis Preserve is a great hike – I headed for the furthest of trails (there are others and I’ll have to go back another time). There is a pink granite beach, an old cemetery, and the trails are knotted with tree roots, the ground worn away by many feet and their passage to these wonderful little spots. This is really a must see – best at low tide, I went at high tide, due to work – but will go again at low tide the granite beaches are GREAT!
I ended up with a shorter day today – so I decided to
skip the gym (you know many of my blogs start off that way!) – and hit up Barred Island – It’s a mile in and a mile out – you MUST go during low tide and you’ll have 2hrs before and 2hrs after (the hike in is about 45 mins)
The trail is worn, the earth bare to the snarled roots of the surrounding trees.
Then as you come closer to the shore, feet and time have cut a swath of earth away and revealed the granite beneath – making for a solid walk way to the beach
Then – the beach – at low tide you’ve got about 2hrs before and 2hrs after the “low point” of the tide. You can walk over to the Island and explore it – along with the shore – it’s a great view – I’d love to hit it up at sunset – but not having to walk back thru that trail at deep dusk
It’s a real fun walk, you’ve got sand, rocky area, lovely huge granite rocks – and nothing like that great sea air.
Since we are supposed to get rain for the next few days – I decided that I was skipping the gym and hitting the sunset beat.
There are tons of nooks and crannies here in Deer Isle and Stonington. I’m having fun seeking them out and I know I haven’t even scratched the surface.
There are various beaches here on the Island, and learning just where the sun sets and rises, is an every changing curve – getting to know the island while driving for work has its advantages
A picture is worth 1000 words, and sometimes, words fail you – so the pictures shall speak.