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November 17, 2009

Our week on Brockway Island

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Back in October we spent a week on Brockway Island with our friends Jim and Gretchen. Brockway Island is the last privately owned island on the Connecticut River. It is located outside of Hamburg Cove, which is just north of Essex.

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It was a lot of fun commuting by boat! Here are Jim and Gretchen coming back from the mainland.

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The mornings were beautiful on the river, and we were up early enough most days to see the sun rise.

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George and Lily are up early to get the campfire going.

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An early boat disappears into the morning fog.

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The sandbar was a lot of fun to walk out on, especially for little Jeter who wouldn't stop freaking out.

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He was pretty excited!

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Alison, George and Lily are floating the afternoon away on the dock. That became an adventure, but was a great place to check out the traffic on the river.

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The Mary E out for one of her daily cruises.

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There was lots of exploring to do and lots of interesting things to find.

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George on top of a huge washed up tree trunk.

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Mom and Dad found a tree growing through a tire.

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And of course we took lots of boat rides! Here are Lily and Shelby with Jeff!

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Mom and Lily

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Lily loved swinging in the hammock.

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Sundown shadows

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When you are living on an island you have to have a party! What's cooler than an island party? Unfortunatly, it was pouring rain all day. But our guests were troopers and showed up soaking wet and slightly stunned from being pelted in the face with rain drops that felt like hail as they zoomed up the river heading into the wind. A few cocktails by the wood burning stove had them warmed up in no time...

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Ken and George

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Then the guys had to go back out in the rain to grill up some dinner... heh heh...

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The girls were still nice and cozy inside drinking the Hot Cider and rum that Pete brought...

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With all the rain, and a very high tide, we woke up to a flooded island.

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Not to worry; we had plenty of wood for the stove.

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It was sad to see the sunset on our short week on the island.
But we'll be back next year!

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We had a blast!

Posted by Heather at November 17, 2009 12:26 PM


Awesome pictures! Love the ones of the dogs! How cool! Didn't even know you took them!
Can I get a CD of these please or some print outs?

Thanks, see you soon!


Posted by: Gretchen at November 23, 2009 10:52 AM

Thanks you for sharing these beautiful photos Heather, particularly the ones from the Brockway Island trip(s).

I think photography is your true calling! Your prints should be hanging in a Newport RI gallery.

Posted by: Channing at December 17, 2009 10:46 AM

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