Monday, August 14, 2017

A Day Trip....

We took a little trip to Portsmouth (NH)

We saw a great white.

We got on the Thomas Leighton and headed for Star Island. It's little island that is in a group of islands about 7 miles off the coast of NH. The group of islands is called Isle's of shoals.
I went last year to a rug hooking retreat and I am going back again next month. But this little island stole my heart. I had to share with my husband. He liked it a lot but didn't love it like I do. There were people who were making baskets, learning to cane chairs and knitting. that is just on the porch! 

On the way home we passed some very old boats.
I think this is called a frigate but I not sure, it was built in the 1700's!

And some fire boats...

So wonderful to watch...

( Yes that is my thumb) We had a fly over of antique planes.

This is another Frigate that was a classroom on water.
Again 1700's
A beautiful day on the water.
After we had a nice seafood meal a perfect day. 
But I can't wait to get back to Star Island for my week of rug hooking and friends!!!
Have a great week my friends.


WoolenSails said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day and I bet you can't wait for your retreat, loved seeing the photos of the island.


Julia said...

Cathy, that sounds like a perfect day. The sea, the islands and all the craft people and the seafood is right up my alley.
My daughter Christine and son in law, Joe are supposed to bring me some lobster on their return from PEI. I can't wait.
I'm so glad that you returned to rug hooking again. I had to put my rug hooking on hold as I have no spare time to hook this summer. Too many things that needs my attention.
Hugs, Julia

Farm Girl said...

Wow!! I would love to have seen all of that. I love how pretty blue the sky is and it looks like such a fun day.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Star Island rug camp sounds amazing! How nice you shared the island with hubby even though he didn't love it as much as you do. At least he won't want to go to camp with!
Hugs :)

Prims By The Water said...

I would love to visit that island! I love going to the island near our house. There is something about being surrounded by water that stirs my heart. Sometimes we see tall ships in our river. I know you will have fun at your retreat. Janice