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Monday, June 13, 2011

Coatue

One of my favorite parts of the island is Coatue. This time of the year, I spend as much time over there as I possibly can. I have hiked and explored just about every square inch of it. It's a great place to escape the hoards of people which are here during the summer. Hardly anyone goes there which is fine by me!

I was over on Coatue recently and took a few photos-





The Craig House, Second Bend.
The Craig House, Second Bend.
The MV Eagle heading out.
The sound side of Second Bend.
Rosa Rugosa in full bloom.
Rosa Rugosa and a Black-Backed Gull.
Horned Poppy in Second Bend. Thanks for the ID, Jen!
A soaring Black-Backed Gull.
Rosa Rugosa and Nantucket Sound beyond.

A salt marsh behind Butler's, Lowell's and Casano's houses. Third Bend.
Notice the new windmill on the right and how it ruined the once beautiful waterfront skyline.

Below are scenes from Saturday, June 18th.

Fog forming and heading up harbor from town.
The Coatue Cactus starting to bloom.
Coatue Cactus starting to bloom.
Bumble Bees pollenating thistle. Second Bend, Coatue.
Bumble Bees pollenating thistle. Second Bend, Coatue.
Black-Backed Gulls. Second Bend.
Winding Coatue road.
Flooded road. Third Bend, Coatue.
I think a fresh coat of paint and this place would sell for around 12 million. Third Point, Coatue.
Third Point, Coatue.
Third Point, Coatue.
Old Girl.
The houses of Third Bend, Coatue.
Tootsie steaming off Third Bend.


BUCK OF THE WEEK:
Recently, I set up one of my trail cams overlooking a tiny teaberry field. Deer love teaberry and feed on it heavily year-round. This little buck in velvet stopped by the teaberry field every day for a week to feed-
Double click on a picture for a larger view.