The Other Side of Vinalhaven

Forget trees, rocks, water, lobsters. It’s all a distraction to hide the real gems of this island, the stuff the locals want to keep for themselves. But as you’ll see in a minute, it’s a conspiracy that runs deeper than Russian Subs under the North Pole. Wait, it’s even bigger than that, it’s monumental, I […]

The Enchanted Forest, Leprechauns, Spells and Magic

I’ve been lucky enough in my life to have visited many beautiful forests and woodlands. Some are magnificent in breath and scope, some are old, even ancient and some are magical. There are even fewer that have Leprechauns.  But here in the ancient forest surrounding Cobble Quarry, the air is rife with the magic of […]

Makes You Smile

Vinalhaven, ME sunrise

Funny thing about the people from Vinalhaven, they are nice. Really nice. Everyone who passes someone else in a car, waves. If they pass on the street, they say hi. It’s about the friendliest place I’ve been in the U.S. True, in Scotland you’re likely to be invited in for tea, dinner or more just […]

The Sound of a Tree

You know the old saying; “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it make a sound?” Of course it does, the sound is mechanical, physical, the tree is obligated to send out sound waves as the trunk hits the ground. I have a different question. If a tree is […]

End of Day

Today was a settle-in day. I woke up to brilliant sunshine and a perfectly clear sky. I saw through my little window that the tide had come in but started to reverse out. The white foam looked like industrial waste was collecting on the sides of the inlet, a dull yellow foam that can’t be […]

Tonight I Sleep with the Fish

It’s not often I get to sleep with the fish in the ocean, but tonight is one of those nights because, you see… I am in a room hovering over the tidewater pool inlet just a few feet above the water. The sea is quiet tonight as it washes clean the ills of the day, […]