Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Island Party

This weekend I was invited to an island party in Downeast Maine.  My next door neighbor Seth is the grandson of Robert McCloskey who wrote several children's books which are quite well known in New England.  Seth attended Maine Maritime Academy and was having a gathering of friends from school.  His family owns Scott Island, a small private island off the coast of Deer Isle.

How nice it is to relax at an island getaway where the world can't get to you.  Seth's mom, Sal was a wonderful hostess and everybody pitched in to help with food preparation not the least of which was beach steaming 30 lobsters and brined grilled corn-on-the-cob.

One gets a good idea of how much forest land there is in Maine on a 3 hour trip north of Portland..... and there is another 3 hours driving on up to Nova Scotia!

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