Back from Vacation

I just returned from a one-week trip to Grand Manan Island, which is at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy. It is gorgeous–I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful it is. It is cool, windy, full of birds, trip to Grand Manan 2014 014and very much off the beaten path.  It took 10 hours total, including the ferry, to get there.  We went to see lighthouses, whales, birds, seals, and all kinds of other things.  One highlight was a trip to Machias Seal Island, which has a colony of Atlantic Puffins nesting on it.  These tiny birds are incredible–they were busy carrying fish to their chicks, and fishing in the water.  Thee was also quite a rare bird present– a Tufted Puffin.  This is a bird that should be in Alaska.  Then we went to North Rock, which is a seal colony.  The whole trip was fabulous!  I should mention that we went with Road Scholar, which runs these trips.  They are excellent, and we will definitely go back.

tuftedpuffin_7079tp20143  This is a photo of the puffin colony– the Tufted Puffin is in the center, and the Atlantic ones surround it.

In Kiltmaking news, we had another fantastic Kilt Camp.  Everyone was quite capable, and we had a great time EXCEPT for the heat.  I have never had such hot weather at Kilt Camp before!  I have several projects lined up for the next few weeks,and then it will be time for Quechee before we know it.