This is yesterday morning. We're on Eastern Beach in the Harriman Point Preserve, looking over Blue Hill Bay toward Acadia National Park and the rest of Mount Desert Island.


Looking north, the reason that our adjacent town was named Blue Hill is apparent.


The Preserve is a 138-acre peninsula in Brooklin; it was bequeathed for conservation to the Maine Coast Heritage Trust by our late friend and neighbor, Sue Lyman Drew. The land was first registered to the Harriman family for farming in 1795. Now, it’s primarily wooded, having been used as a hunting preserve by Sue's family.

To the west, is Allen's Cove and the former home of E.B. White who frequently wrote about the area. At low tide, that Cove is a panorama of rock ledge, mud flats, and fields of rockweed and other seaweeds.


(Brooklin, Maine)

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