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Friday, October 24, 2014

Grass Island


Last weekend we decided to take a hike on Grass Island.  So we grabbed a couple collies, because everyone knows hikes are more fun with canine companionship, and we headed off to explore a new area.

While we have never visited it before, Grass Island is located about 20 minutes away, in another shoreline town, here in New England.  It actually isn’t an island, despite the name, as it is attached to the shore by a narrow, stretch of land.  This narrow band was maybe five or six hundred feet across, so during severe storms I bet Grass Island is cut off from the rest of the town, and actually does become an “island.”  The Island was once privately owned, and the only building on the island is an iconic fishing shack.  The original house burned down in the 1930’s, and was rebuilt.  Back in the 1960’s the owners of the house and property donated it to the town.  Though only a shell remains, its simple lines and beautiful setting, make the shack on Grass Island one of the most photographed and painted landscapes in our area.



Ryder, posing pretty for the camera!

We were able to get close to the island last Spring, but could only photograph the house from across the water.  This time we figured out how to get out onto the island, and spent a peaceful afternoon wandering around and exploring the beaches of Grass Island.
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Quiet, empty beach...
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Abby found some driftwood!
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There was a lot of driftwood, all over the island...
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Pretty shoreline...
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"I know the way!"
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"I found it!"
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Holly wants us to hurry up!
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Curious collies!
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Exploring...
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The Watchers
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Ryder enjoys the view!
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Pretty as a picture!
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Family portrait time...
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Holly makes friends with a local beach dog...
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It was a lovely afternoon, and we will definitely be visiting again!

3 comments:

  1. that looks like a great place for an adventure

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  2. Wow, what a gorgeous area! You got some very beautiful photos of your sweet collies. Looks like it was a really fun time!

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  3. You guys are all so good looking.

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