Adios, Monhegan :^(

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Lonely dinghy at Swim Beach on Monhegan

After a yummy breakfast in the enlarged dining hall (included with your room now), it was a bit more hiking.  We headed through Cathedral Woods to Black Head, plunging back into the magnificent pine forest populated by fairy houses.  Fairy houses are vignettes constructed from natural bits laying about to give the illusion that small folk live here.  They are delightful to encounter in the woods, though the inventory was low today and most were in dire need of repair.  We decided the outcome was due to the summer season having just begun the previous weekend.

 

Regardless, the fairy houses lend a unique charm and elevate your anticipation – what could be behind that next tree trunk?

 

Wasn’t long before we reached the cliffs of Black Head and more jaw dropping views.

Buoy oh buoy!
  Up this high the breaking waves aren’t thundering, but the gentler crashes blend wonderfully with the far off gong of buoy bells.  After savoring this stunning setting for a bit we trekked back through Cathedral Woods and into town for lunch.  Most of the homes and the handful of stores are clustered near the dock, so you can find lunch pretty easily.  In fact, all three of us picked up something from a different place and congregated at a picnic table for the farewell feast.

 

The return ferry wasn’t disembarking until 3:15PM, so we parked at the gift shop by the dock and got drinks to compensate for the space we took up.  There was a basket of playing cards on our table and we idled away an hour playing games and chatting with others.  Bittersweet but cherished moments on the brink of leaving heaven.  Farewell, Monhegan, until we meet again. 

Sweetski says:
This whole trip is starting to sound like a fairy tale :)

I like how you each catered your own needs and likings and then share your meals at a picnic table.
Posted on: Jul 03, 2010
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Lonely dinghy at Swim Beach on Mon…
Lonely dinghy at Swim Beach on Mo…
Buoy oh buoy!
Buoy oh buoy!
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First view after clearing Cathedr…
Looking up on the Monhegan cliffs
Looking up on the Monhegan cliffs
Even on a cloudy day the Monhegan …
Even on a cloudy day the Monhegan…
Looking out to sea from Black head
Looking out to sea from Black head
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One last glimpse of Black Head (I …
One last glimpse of Black Head (I…
Cathedral Woods, Monhegan
Cathedral Woods, Monhegan
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Cathedral Woods is mainly pine an…
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I'm lichen the moss too!
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Fairy house in Cathedral Woods
Fairy house in Cathedral Woods
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Walking about Monhegan (island In…
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