I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Vinalhaven this week as part of my “9 to 5” job. The day got off to a cold and blustery start as I boarded the ferry out of Rockland. I had my hood pulled snug around my face. My less than iron stomach made me wonder if breakfast might make an appearance. I am happy to report no encore performances from my food for the day.
The community of people I met were very warm and welcoming. The island seemed pretty quiet, aside from our large group. It was really nice! You certainly had the goings on of a community, as people came and went from places like the post office and local grocery store.
I learned that the busy time of year really comes later into the summer. I had very limited “free time” to wander and explore, yet I did take every moment I could to pause, take it all in, and capture a few images. The sky was a warm blue with gorgeous puffy clouds.
The day was informative and provided a wonderful first glimpse of Vinalhaven. I was certainly imagining the multitude of places I wanted to see on my next trip. One such place is Lane’s Island, a 45-acre preserve connected to Vinalhaven by causeway.
I cherished the trip because my typical day is in an office type setting. Something I think so many can relate to. Yet, here in Maine we have so much open space and beauty to see. Not sure what I mean? Wild for adventure is here to share a variety of my experiences and the ways I see and seek out nature everyday.