Tuesday, February 23, 2010

of gulls and beaches and a very long drive...

Now that is a BIG ship! See the tractor trailer to the right - it is dwarfed by the size of the ship. It was loading pulp from one of our paper mills to take to Japan. I drove one hour and 15 minutes in spitting snow to take this picture.
I actually went to the port in Eastport yesterday to do the interviews but the ship was delayed at sea and didn't get in until around midnight. So the return trip......and then I had to head to Lubec and cross the Roosevelt International Bridge to Roosevelt Park.

I was a bit early so I stopped at a small beach.
I walked a bit - it was debris covered from winter storms: kelp and rockweed, driftwood, bits of colored ropes off fishing vessels, shells, sponges.

Out in the water are salmon pens - large circular cages, each about the size of a half of a gymnasium, and the fish are raised inside. This attracts gulls and I surprised this flock on the beach. I could actually HEAR their wings as they rose.


When I returned home, I found TWO boxes of canvases that I had ordered last week. Oh boy - you know what I'll be doing every spare moment this week! My daughter and her family went to Florida this morning so it is going to be pretty quiet up here on Sweet Pea Cabin's hill....It is also supposed to be crummy weather. Just the atmosphere for painting......

3 comments:

Fearless Nester said...

You sure were quick to get that shot of the gulls...that's fantastic! Happy painting! ~Lili

Elenka said...

OK, can we see some of your paintings??

Libby's Library said...

Paintings are great...but I want to see all that furniture:-)