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Another summer soon departed..

Well, things are really wrapping up here on¬†the island. Amid clouds of voracious mosquitoes, Frank and I finished taking down the last of the blinds. These¬†somewhat rickety little enclosures, or hides, acted as my work cubicle for the summer and … Continue reading

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Reality TV on Seal Island

We call ’em the cams. In 2012, Seal Island was blessed with a handful of waterproof/not-so-poo-proof video cameras that were set in strategic locations around the island to observe the birdlife here, specifically the puffins, during the breeding season. We … Continue reading

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Vortex clouds and other fun weather on Seal

Here’s what I watched approach during a band-reading stint from my flimsy blind as the wind picked up with a vengeance… The weather on this island, 23 miles off the coast of Maine, is pretty fantastic. My grandmother was the … Continue reading

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