Tuesday, December 05, 2006

liking lighthouse living

Ah yes, our week as lighthouse keepers at Rose Island Lighthouse off Newport was indeed a special one. We celebrated Jesse's 12th birthday while there, learned much about alternative energy (there are no public utility services to the island), had weather that was both surprisingly good and surprisingly rough, and thoroughly enjoyed all that the lighthouse and its island's history had to offer. We worked hard to contribute our fair share to the place, as is the responsibility of the lighthouse keepers and visitors to the island, but had plenty of time for relaxation, walks around the periphery of the island, reading, knitting, kayaking, fishing, playing games, collecting sea glass and shells, and watching the boats go by. All that fresh air and clean living had us all in bed by 8 p.m. most nights, up early to do our daily tasks and look forward to another great day. I never knew it before, but it's true: "If once you have slept on an island..." Posted by Picasa


Blogger Lorraine said...

What great photos! Green with envy in the snowless, barren midwest, with nary a scenic view in sight.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

Amazing - we SO want to do this!!

1:39 PM  

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