Monday, August 24, 2009

Vacation Days #2 and #3:

Hurricane Bill roared out to ocean but produced some enormous tides up here. This is a lovely place called Starboard (I still haven't figured out if it is a separate community or part of Machiasport) which normally has NO waves at all, just a gentle lapping of the rocks. I spent Day 2 visiting the coast and watching Mother Nature at her best - blowing and swirling the water, pushing the tides up higher and higher... It was really beautiful and awesome.

Day Three however was so sweet beach, Roque Bluffs State Park, is completely buried in kelp. In some places it is three feet deep. It is starting to stink and the flies have arrived. I'm hoping and assuming that there is some clean up planned - this is such a popular beach: salt water on one side of the road and a fresh water pond on the other. Little tables, nice clean bathrooms, great parking. All for a donation of $3 - $3, can you imagine!?!

Today is dark and drizzly - a perfect day to stay home, read and eat... and probably give Miss Emma another bath.
We have been invaded by fleas - not the house, thank goodness, but poor Miss Emma. Everytime she steps her tiny toes outside, she is jumped on. I've been trying to avoid the chemical stuff like Frontline but this is too much for us. I've been spraying the house, washing her bedding every other day and now giving her a nightly bath. Every night I find fleas...the poor little girl!
Faye and Matt have it worse. They have bombed their house three times and still can't get rid of the fleas. Tomorrow is their final stand: the cat is headed to the vet to get shaved, bathed and de-flea-ed and they are setting off flea bombs in every room and the basement.

I'm headed out again tomorrow - hopefully the beach is cleared. I will park myself with a good book and RELAX....if the stinky kelp is still there, I'll head to the fresh water side. Either way, it will be a day to do nothing. If it goes well, I'll keep repeating it each day!


Libby's Library said...

Here's wishing you perfect days ahead!
Oh how lovely it would be, to sit on the beach and read...and the sound of the waves lapping up on the shore. Add a ice cold Coke, an egg salad sandwich and some Cheetos. OH MY - now I"m hungry.

Lili said...

Just spread the word up seaweed for the garden and it may just get cleaned up! Wonder if there's some displaced sealife under it that is causing the stinkies.

Frontline does work great on those nasty fleas and it is really easy to use, makes the expense worth it though.