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Summer Trips to Maine and Washington State

By Nick Wilder


My father was a school teacher at Brooks School in Massachusetts.  We spent summers on a small island off the Maine coast. I still enjoy visiting the island every summer and catching up with old friends. This summer Keven and I also attended the wedding of a nephew on Orcas Island 100 miles north of Seattle and only a couple of miles from Blakley Island which was recently featured in a Classic Chicago article by Libbet Richter. The first stop on our western adventure was Seattle where we enjoyed the sights and smells of Pike Place Market.
Sunrise through a widow screen at Grey Havens Hotel in Georgetown, Maine
Rockport Harbor
Two sailboats and a duck
Lighthouse at the entrance to Rockport Harbor, Maine
Sunset on Islesboro Island, Maine
Interior of Pike Place Market in Seattle
Pike Place Market is known for fish throwing.  Here’s a fishmonger getting ready to throw.
Yours truly saved by a good catch.
Photos taken on the car ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island.

Scenes from Orcas Island


The sales booth for whale watching excursions


Pizza making crew at a wedding party


Wedding guests

He’s the life of the party


How about those wedding boots


Father accompanies daughter to her wedding ceremony


The ceremony high above the Pacific was briefly interrupted when the bride saw Orca whales breaching below us.