Friday, October 28, 2011

Great Waas Island

It's been a great summer working as a conservation aide - from the St. John River to coastal saltmarshes, from downeast wetlands to the western Maine mountains. The field season has come to a close and the internship over, but there are lots of places I still haven't seen. Great Waas Island was one of those places until last weekend when Richard and I devoted an entire day to getting there including a 3 1/2 hour drive each way and another 3 1/2 hours to walk the 5.5 miles of trails maintained by the Nature Conservancy. The jack pine woodland, views of the heath, boardwalks through wet woodlands, and the rugged ledges along the shore were all the more beautiful under the pure blue sky of a lovely late October day.