I had a great day yesterday, combining some decent work with spending time outside. I have been traveling to work via tiny airplane to Vinalhaven Island one day a week for the past five weeks, and the weather yesterday made for the best flight yet. I was in the plane by 6:55 AM, riding out with the mail. Inside the tiny storage compartment there was a racket I had never heard before on any of my prior flights. Amongst the mail was a box of baby chickens, cheeping away like crazy. The ride only takes 10 minutes, with a takeoff from Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head. A quick ascent to 2,500 feet then the descent to the scary, sketchy gravel rumble strip of a landing zone carved out between rocks and trees. Here is a shot of the Penobscot Bay islands:
I finished work and was whisked off to my return flight at 1:15 PM. The views were just as good as in the morning.
In the afternoon, I decided to walk the Uncle Tom trail, and took Jody the dog along. It was really fun walking in the woods again, with soft easy footpath, and just a start of shoots rising up out of the ground. On top of the ridge up near 1,000 feet I found one huge cluster of daffodils near an abandoned stone wall, likely planted there by someone, who lived maybe generations ago. When I came home, I played with Woolie in the field for a while.
In three weeks I take 10 days to canoe the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. We hope to squeeze some decent traveling days just after ice out and just before black fly hatch.