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 the little people. All around you are the tell tale signs; the delicate moss and all the incredible mushrooms, most suitable for a trip to visit Alice. Tree beard waifing on the wind while fallen trees provide the fertile ground for new growth to begin. And then there’s the magic. I saw it myself I tell you. Yes, it’s here in Vinalhaven, here in the forest where magic spells bend the sky into beautiful cloud scapes, where trees bend over to greet you. And where the morning fog is designed for the lens and photographers from far and wide.
The floor of the forest is soft and spongy like a hotel mattress, it’s fun to walk on, gentle on your knees. They mosquitos can be seen carrying off small animals or a child now and then, but they live here too. The sounds of the forest are deafeningly silent other than the wood itself as you walk past the stones. Stones you ask?
And of course most magical wood ends at water. There’s no difference here, it too ends where it started; on a small island with trees content to be on their own with an ocean view of their own.
Then, after a glorious walk in the wood and the various spells of The Forest Fairies, it’s finally time to end the day. Today’s ending was perfect.