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April 13, 2018 

I have been home for two days without posting the final pictures from my April 11 return home from Montauk…except I am not home!  I left on April 12 and am currently in Kennebunk ME!  🙂  I planned this during my down day on Tuesday…you know, when I hung around the hotel because it was supposed to be a rain/snow day (that wasn’t)…got to be careful when I get bored and restless because you never know where I may end up!  

Leaving Montauk I had no particular destinations in mind other than getting to the Orient Point ferry by 4:30 for my 5:00 reservation.  I stopped a few places along the way, the first being the Hither Hills West Overlook.  The blue colors off in the distance between the water and the sky just grabbed my soul and made me pull over!  My next stop should be familiar for anyone who has watched the series, The Affair.  It is the Lobster Roll restaurant that they often stopped at and eventually owned…it is where the first spark of the affair started!  Here are photos of those two stops: 

As some of you may figure out by now I do also have a fastination with church steeples, crosses and weather vanes that are often on top of steeples…so of course heading back to the ferry I took the mandatory steeple pictures, they are so quintessential New England, as am I …only 5 but there had to have been at least 20 or more. 

Next stop was Cedar Point Park…what a lovely place for camping even though everything associated with camping was closed.  I got pictures of a few heron, walked around up by the snack house/camp store and took a walk down to the beach…wasn’t going to do that since it was downhill in the sand but curiousity got the better of me and down the hill I went…a little difficulty due to the pain in my hip getting back up to the car but I got there!  

Crazy that the sign is for the beach but there is no swimming allowed?  Then is it still a beach?  🙂  So ambiguous!  Question on the footprints…what animal would leave those two footprints side-by-side like that?  There were side-by-side footprints like that all the way down to the water.  The photo of the “road” going down the the water…that was to show how far the shells were from the water…must have been a big, windy storm to send shells back that far! 

Heading back on the road back to the ferry I was forced to make a quick stop…for the group of 6 turkeys crossing the road…I know, you are thinking “Why did the turkeys cross the road?”…hahahaha  My sister was returning from an errand one day and had to stop for turkeys crossing the road and posted pictures on Facebook.  One of her friends commented on her post and I hope she doesn’t mind but I am going to repost her comments here. 

            “I follow the teachings of Native American spirituality. They believe all of nature is there for us, with tools messages and lessons. This is what turkey came to say to you.

             Spirit / power animal: When the turkey visits us it is a sign that we must be mindful of the blessings bestowed upon us each day. Further, it is a message to express our strength and brilliance – it’s time to show our own plumage and reveal true selves.

             Animal Symbolism of the Turkey – A Quick-List
             Pride
            Abundance
            Generosity
            Awareness
           Virility
           Fertility
          Sacrifice

         Certain Native American tribes view the turkey as both a symbol of abundance and fertility. Indeed, the turkey was the guest of honor (sacrificial, that is) in various fertility and gratitude ceremonies.”

 And before I know it I was hopping on/off the Shelter Island ferry and the North Ferry…I got a few pictures from the ferries as well as Greenport Harbor and the town…what I nice little town! 

Another quick stop along the way to Orient Point was at Oyster Ponds in E Marion…not so much a stop but a “pull over to the side of the road because it was beautiful on both sides of the road…the glassy surface of the water, the blues of the water, the white clouds reflecting in the water on the left side of the road the white sand!  All beautiful!

 And finally I got to Orient Point…and lucky that I was able to change my reservation and got back to New London CT before 3:30 and was home by about 5:15…even with a stop for gas.  Not many pictures because you saw all that on the way over but I did take a few! 

Once again, thank you for traveling with me!  I hope you enjoy the stories…I hope you enjoy the pictures!  Be sure to comment on what you might like or not like about my blog.  

               “Travel far enough, you meet yourself” -David Mitchell

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