As soon as i heard about it i knew i had to attend. For probably 30+ year my husband and i had a boat out on Great Bay NH and we would often jut out to the Isles Of Shoals roughly 7 miles off the coast of NH. We would acnhor there to swin, sun bathe and just take in the magnificent view. I had never stepped foot on the Island. This was my big chance. I started to research the Isles, Star, Smuttynose, Appledore, Malagar, Cedar, White and another I can't remember the name. also Thomas L. Laighton and Celia Laighton Thaxter. After my research I knew i could not pass up this opportunity. I have fallen deeply in love with this Island with all its history. I can't thank Pam Bartlett the organizer of the retreat enough. it has brought me so much joy and peacefulness. I am so grateful for the life i have and i don't take any of it for granted so to be able to add this trip on was such a wonderful gift.
This September there is another retreat scheduled.....I will do all I can to be there again!
As I was flipping through some of these photos today I decided I would blog a bit about them. We've had a bit of a "bump-in-the-road" as they say and am sure that things will return to normal in no time but these photos brought me some joy. I hope they do the same for you as you flip through them.
This picture below was taken coming out of the guest room cottage that Cathy and I stayed in. Yes, I agree....the simple life.....beautiful.
I found this sight to be quite entertaining.....anxious to hear your comments.
These next two photos are 2 of the ladies i met....and i hope we now have a bond that will keep us friends for a long time. We could not have asked for a lovelier group of ladies to spend our time on the island with.
I hope you enjoy these as much as i do. I have more photos and will post at a later date. I'm hoping that I can gather all these photos and put them in a book like shutterfly.