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A trip to my happy place

Earlier in September, my sister and I took our annual pilgrimage to Nubble Light in York, Maine. Our friends rent a cottage there for 2 weeks in the Summer, usually the week before and the week after Labor Day.

We spend most of the day right here on the deck that faces the ocean and Nubble Lighthouse. We snack on crackers and cheese and iced drinks and stare at the ocean. And it never gets boring.

Last year, Sheila and Don painted watercolors of Nubble Light but this year it was really warm and they just relaxed.

 We took a walk down to the lighthouse and took the requisite group photos.

We always enjoy conversations with Mary's mother.

I caught Don trying to take my photo.

 The rosa ragusa or beach roses are always abundant and so fragrant.

I caught a seagull in midflight this year.  The seagulls are always looking for fish in the ocean or a French fry from the nearby restaurant.

This year we saw a whale in the waters near the cottage. Mary had seen it early in the morning and s…

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