More lazy summer days out in the boat for T today.
If you stopped by my blog a couple of days ago you read the boating story and saw a few photos from last Saturday's boating adventure to the Isles of Shoals. If you missed the post and if you are curious about the Isles of Shoals you can read a little about them here: A Day on the Water.
Here we are looking out onto Star Island with some sailboat action to make it a more interesting photo.
We were anchored in the harbor called Gosport and took the launch, a little shuttle, from our boat over to the island.
The big white building is the Oceanic Hotel. It was built in the late 1800's when people came north from places like Boston and New York to escape the heat. The hotel is still very primitive and now a way to escape some of the trappings of modern life.
Thought you might find the hotel interesting. I do.
The outside has a huge wrap around porch filled with rocking chairs.
And fantastic views too.
You can see there's something going on on the dock. Since it was Saturday it was change over of guest day. I imagine almost all guests come by the Thomas Laighton, a large ferry. (photo below)
But there are other smaller boats that bring luggage and boxes of food and supplies, plus take away the trash.
The two islands you can see in the photo above are Smuttynose (on the right) and Appledore (on the left).
In our ramble around the island, we went to the back of the hotel. Here they are unloading some luggage which gets carried up to the guest's room by the summer staff, known as Pelicans.
It was really interesting to watch them, almost as if they were putting on a show.
The first floor of the hotel has a couple of rooms they must use for meetings or maybe are quiet places for guests to be. They are very much old fashioned rooms.
The bathrooms are on the upper floors, which even the day guests can use. None of the bedrooms have their own baths either. So when we went up to use the potty it gave us a little peak into the hotel rooms.
A view out of a second floor window on the landing by the bathroom.
The second floor hallway and below, a second floor bedroom.
When the Pelicans put in the luggage they don't close the doors and in fact, I don't believe there are locks on any of the doors.
And a few more photos.
The landing outside the bathroom
Another view out the back of the hotel
The huge line of departing guests waiting to board the ferry back to the mailand
The hotel garden
Ok, so what does this have to do with T day?
So before we went ashore we sat in our little boat and had lunch and chatted. And for dessert we each had a little margarita in the tiny little red paper cups my daughter packed. (Not the big red party cups we thought she said she had.) Of course she didn't have a margarita because she doesn't like them. Instead she had a little can of sangria.
Cheers to a sunny Saturday afternoon on the water.
(And truth be told, the little cup was all I needed)
Stop by Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to join in to the T party. We all shared something we drank and often food too. Its a lot of fun and we'd love you to join us.
Thanks for visiting
and happy T day!