Marcia Strykowski

Monhegan Island (part 3)

As mentioned in my last post (Monhegan Island part 2), around midday the sun burst through the clouds and kept right on shining until our departure. This final part of the triple-post will be mainly pictures to show how Monhegan Island looks at the end of September on a crisp clear day.monhegan-lighthouse-less-copymonhegan-view-topmon-panoramamonhegan-water-view-2monhegan-water-viewmonhegan-view-copymon-red-bushmonhegan-marigolds-copymonhegan-open-copyThere are 17 miles of trails to hike on the island. Here’s one we popped into.monhegan-trail-2At the end of the day it was a welcome sight to see a more modern, larger boat arrive in the harbor—the lovely Elizabeth Ann would get us back without mishap in less than an hour (thanks to a calmer sea).monhegan-elizabeth-anne-copymarshall-point-6-copy-copyWould I do this adventurous voyage again? Oh yeah, in a heartbeat! Check out part 1 and part 2 to learn a lot more about this picturesque island.

39 Comments

  1. Beautiful! Makes me want to be there right now! I loved the vibrant colors of the flowers, too.

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    • I wouldn’t mind being there right now either. 🙂 Instead, I’m off to open up the library in a few minutes!

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  2. Beautiful tour, Marcia! Thanks for braving the sea to bring us here.

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    • Thanks, Pierr. I’m sure your island must be beautiful, too, there’s just something about islands!

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  3. Lovely! Thank you for the wonderful trilogy, Marcia!

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  4. Thanks for taking us along with you Marcia. I very much enjoyed the tour and just might do it ‘for real’ one day. x 😉

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    • Wouldn’t that be fun! I’m trying to remember if you have been to the New England area before… As always, thanks for your comments and friendship!

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      • Hi Marcia, New England has long been on our ‘must visit one day’ list, but we’ve not made it … yet! Most of our recent long haul trips have been to Australia to see the family so New England rather got put to the end of the list – maybe it is time to move it up again.
        I very much appreciate your friendship and your comments on my blog and always enjoy visiting you.

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        • Feeling’s mutual, Barbara, blogging has opened up a brand new circle of friends!

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  5. Ashley

    These pictures are all beautiful, looks like you ended up with beautiful weather after all!! Thanks for taking us along to the island!!

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  6. Love the photos! The trail reminds me of one of the ones on Mt. Lemmon here in Tucson, AZ…only it’s up 9,000 feet high!

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  7. 17 miles of trails is fantastic! Looks like a beautiful day. Great photos, Marcia.

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    • Yes, quite a few long trails considering the island is barely a mile long. I use a quick little point & shoot camera, but I still try to capture what I can!

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  8. Fabulous pictures. So colourful. A place I would love! Thanks so much for sharing this day with us.

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  9. Bette Norton

    Thank you for a delightful three part series of your visit to Monhegan Island! I feel like I have been on a mini vacation! Your comment that you would return in a heartbeat, in spite of sea sickness, has inspired me to maybe attempt the trip myself! What a beautiful island Monhegan Island is! 🙂

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    • In a heartbeat might be slightly exaggerated, but I’m very glad I was able to visit. 🙂

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  10. Thank you, Marcia for a great tour. After reading this, I definitely want to get over to Monhegan Island. Maybe I can talk someone into going next year. 😉

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    • You should take a trip over, Art. Even if by yourself for just a couple of hours. During peak season there are lots of schedule options. Thanks for your comment!

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  11. Beautiful! Love the pink flowers.

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    • Thanks, Yvonne (a little different from your new Black Flowers… title, which are surprisingly pretty, too!)

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  12. Glad the trip home was calmer Marcia!! And glad you divided this into 3 posts so we could see more photos!! I hope you do get back soon– such a beautiful, tranquil place. Wish we had it on our travel list… You come up with the most interesting places. So glad I found your blog… take care friend, xo

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    • So many beautiful places in this world. Thanks, Rhonda, I very much enjoy your blog, too! 🙂

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      • so many beautiful places– and you seem to find them so well, or maybe you just live in a beautiful corner of the world! xo

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  13. Oh! and I wanted to say– my favorite picture was the trail pic– it looked so inviting to wander into that pretty forest! that’s all.

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    • Good choice! I wish I’d had time to see more trails. This one was story-book enchanting in person.

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      • Well, reason to go back!! I really love deciduous forest– we have mostly pines here. But those colors!! Happy hiking Marcia!

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  14. Beauitiful photographs… sounds like a very special place, almost unique in the world… Sending best wishes. Aquileana 😀

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  15. Marcia, Thank you for the vicarious trip to Monhegan Island! It looks beautiful, restful, and inspirational!

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  16. Absolutely stunning pictures! Now I want to go for a visit too. Beautiful! Glad you had such fun. 🙂

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  17. The island looks beautiful, despite the horrible journey to get there it must have been wonderful to revisit it and enjoy the scenery. Some of it reminds me of the island of Sark in the Channel Islands. It was lovely to see that the artists still appreciate it too. Thank you for visiting me. I can see why Barbara choose your blog as one of her favourites. Sarah x

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    • Hi Sarah, I’ve never been to the Channel Islands and find it interesting to hear Mohegan reminds you of one of them. Thanks for your comment. I’m very glad Barbara ‘introduced’ us to each other! 🙂

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