Dingley Island

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Dingley Island, Maine

Please forgive this entry, which is grieving.  Our beautiful friend Judy passed away last week and I think she would have enjoyed sharing her piece of nirvana in the world.  Dingley Island will never make the tourist literature – it is a wee speck, accessible by bridges, off of Cundy’s Harbor Road.  Just take 24 South from Cook’s Corner in Brunswick to Cundy’s Harbor Road and then hang a left on Dingley Island Road about a half mile after passing the “Sunset Kennel”.

 

You will twist down a narrow road past a few offshoots populated by sparse few homes, until you reach the end where Judy lived.  Her house was a delightful cottage with incredible water views on either side.  She had two neighbors, one of whom was the famed shaker furniture maker Thomas Moser.  Despite the many evenings and every Thanksgiving during the decade I lived in Maine enjoyed at Judy’s house I never met Tom before the funeral reception this past weekend and he was just a wonderful person.

 

There is nothing here but a few homesteads, so it is not a travel destination.  However, it is a spot of incredible natural grace and I want to post a few pictures.  We only started returning to Maine after Judy had been diagnosed with terminal cancer over a year ago, and many of the reviews in this blog resulted from those trips.  Cheers to you Judy, a life well lived.

vances says:
I am grateful, Chris...but she truly led a joyful life and I am always glad when I recall our time together.
Posted on: Mar 26, 2009
reikunboy says:
sorry to hear about your friends loss
Posted on: Mar 26, 2009
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Dingley Island, Maine
Dingley Island, Maine
Dingley Island, Maine
Dingley Island, Maine
Dingley Island, Maine
Dingley Island, Maine
Dingley Island, Maine
Dingley Island, Maine
Judy was a gifted artist - this is…
Judy was a gifted artist - this i…
The actual view (in winter) which …
The actual view (in winter) which…
A slightly different angle on this…
A slightly different angle on thi…
I fought hard to pay Judy for this…
I fought hard to pay Judy for thi…
Dingley Island, Maine
Dingley Island, Maine
Cundys Harbor
photo by: vances