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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

7/25/16 Sears Island

Continues hot so, once more we headed for the cooler coast. We started for the west shore. Before we actually got there Kelley found some brackish water to get into. This is a stream that drains into the ocean at low tide and then fills up as the tide comes in. You can cross at low tide - at higher tides you are in water- the tide is approaching low here.

Wasn't a lot on the shore today - a sea plant

and a wildflower

Low tide

Beach art

 another shot of the shore

Before we turn inland on the Green Trail and encounter deer flies - not a lot but there had been none.

 But she did find some water in a small stream

We took the Homestead Trail across to the east shore and I thought we would follow it south for a bit but Kelley had had enough.

So she got in the water for a bit and we headed for the car.

Not a bad hike in spite of the deer flies. We met a few people and Kelley did well until she was ready to quit. 1  1/2 hours 


  1. Fun to see your coastline! Very different from Oregon.

    1. Not very representative- the island is in the back part of a bay - I have traveled down your coast and it is different

  2. I've always wanted to go to Maine. I think the coast called me from the Midwest. Thanks for showing me the parts I won't see for myself! Kelley always looks so happy when she's in water. I like the sea plant--we have similar ones here in NZ.

    1. Thanks for your comment. As noted above this is not representative- there are lots of rugged parts and even a couple of sand beaches. Kelley does love the water

  3. Seeing that sea plant gave me my "duh" moment--I bet you come across interesting things washed in. No treasure chests yet? LOL! That would be a good find indeed.
    Stay cool! And remember, summer ends in less than 6 weeks. That thought keeps me going!
    (Unless that blasted heat sticks around later than normal. Ugh. That's a bad though!)

    1. Thanks for your comment - this time there was little on the shore - it varies- I think a good storm helps - the island is at the back of a bay so not a lot of wave action. 91 here today and the National Weather Service is saying the whole country will have above average temps for next 30 days. Some Mainers go south in the winter I think it's time to go north in the summer 90 degrees today


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