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Canadian Geese on the Narraguagus. And then there were three.

Canadian Geese on the Narraguagus. And then there were three.

Kingfisher, osprey, Canadian Geese, Labrador gulls, Bald eagles, Cedar waxwings, sunshine but no shad. We came to Cherryfield for an extended deep breath. We sit in the sun, coffees at our sides, it is 7 :30 am. We yoga-ed facing the sunrise, then cast a few lines at Stillwater Pool aka the Shad Hole. Saw a salmon roll, (as in Eskimo roll, not crabroll) and a kingfisher breakfasting, D. calls them blue chatterers. A Blue Heron slowly lifted off and moved up river. Blueberry blossoms are warm ivory by the roadside.

The sound of the Narraguagus is a constant presence here. It was our companion last evening as we ate sushi and sipped wine. It followed alongside us as we walked the old rail trail, it was a loud stage whisper out our bedroom window throughout the night, and is heckling us now as we drink coffee on the deck by the carriage house, our retreat.

The Englishmans B+B in Cherryfield has a meadow sloping to the river’s edge, the carriage house is high above, binoculars ready on the window sills.

After breakfast we return to the pool before leaving Cherryfield. Yesterday evening the Canadian Geese had four goslings, today there are three.