It was a late night last night after my delayed flight in from Louisville. I headed straight for our bird counting site when I got back to the Schoodic Peninsula this morning after my hour and a half drive from Bangor. I was hoping to at least get there in time to help Linda pack up from the morning session.
She was by herself this morning and there was a lot of bird activity, so she struggled to keep up by herself. But she made it through.
It was a cool but beautiful day, so we decided to drive the 10 miles up the coast and have lunch at the Corea Wharf Gallery & Grill.
One "wall" along the deck is lobster traps, .....
and it's definitely a lobster fishing harbor.
We had the very tasty lobster grilled cheese sandwiches. The lobster was so fresh and I somewhat regretted not going for the full lobster dinner.
After the owner re-stocked the fresh lobster, he came out in his boots and chatted with all the guests.
They are currently open from 1:00 - 5:00, and I have a feeling we'll be back before the season is over.
On the way home, we decided to stop at the semi-secret spot I spoke about in a prior entry. It's a short, but rugged walk and it may not have been the best idea with Linda's healing knee, but it was sure pretty.
Eventually, we were back out for our afternoon bird counting session. The smooth water and light breezes were back and, although it was another slow birding afternoon, we enjoyed the beauty.
Oh, we added an RV show to our 2017 schedule. We are again working with the North Carolina RV Dealers Association, and we'll be doing seminars at the NCRVDA Raleigh RV Show. See you in Raleigh February 24 - 26.
This morning we went out to Schoodic Point and found Seth there already. He stayed with us for a couple of hours, and it was our best bird counting day yet. We counted almost 1,000 migrants this morning.
And we got a good look at a Minke whale in addition to the porpoises.
We had a great day.
This morning we arrived at The Point to find the full moon still up over Cadillac Mountain to our west.
It was another gorgeous day.
Today started the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend and our SeaWatch program was listed as one of the events you could attend for free. Seth provided us a sign we can use for the rest of the season.
We had a good number of birds to count, but not as many as yesterday. Still, it was a wonderful day, and we met a lot of nice people.
And it didn't hurt that my Louisville Cardinals had a big football game in between our sessions and performed much better than I expected. :)
Well, today was a completely different story than the last two. As soon as we got set up for our morning session, it started raining. We were in complete rain gear with layers and just trying to keep our equipment dry.
Now that's dedication. :)
There weren't many birds and it was tough to be out there. But we've been lucky with the weather up until now, so we couldn't complain too much.
I took a short video with my phone.
As the breeze picked up, we had to move up to where we had a little wind break. Eventually, the rain picked up, the fog moved in, and we could no longer see anything. We had to end our session about a half an hour early.
In the afternoon, the weather cleared up. It was still slow on the bird counting, but we again enjoyed talking to the visitors.
Back home we were greeted with the wonderful aroma of the cornish hen Linda had in the crockpot.
So, that was it for our last few days, and we're ready to just have a couple relaxing days off.