We met up at the Port Grocer restaurant in Port Medway on the Southern shore, about 90 minutes from my place.
Sara had a lovely Snowy Owl photograph in an exhibit in the restaurant and that prompted our visit there.
After a yummy lunch, and slurping on three "Mariner's Sea Salt and Caramel" ice cream cones, we strolled down to the small lighthouse at the end of the road.
|Port Medway Lighthouse (much smaller than the Medway Head Light lighthouse)|
There Sara and Kelly clowned around trying to set up an illusion photograph in which Sara appeared to be plucking a Seagull off the top of the lighthouse.
We've done this sort of silliness before and the results are usually pretty entertaining.
Sadly, Sara had only limited time with us and had to leave so we hugged her and sent her on her way.
Kelly and I then sauntered back to the cars making a brief detour through an historic cemetery on the way,
stopping to read epitaphs and brief sad family histories etched in stone ... or brass !
|Two children who died too young.|
Here lies Buried the Body of
Mr. Samuel Mack
Who Departed this Life
October the 10th 1783
Aged 46 Years
My flesh shall slumber in the ground
Till the last Trumpets joyful sound
Then burst the grave with sweet surprize
And in my Saviour's image rise
Cease then to mourn my friends, bid earth adieu
Loosen from hence the grasp of fond desire.
Weight anchor and some happier clime explore.
The building beside the cemetery wasn't as abandoned as it appeared to be. Peering through the windows we could see displays of photography on the walls.
I lamented to Kelly that the dogs had been in the car -- parked in the shade, with windows fully open -- for quite a while. Kelly suggested we drive down Long Cove Road to yet another lighthouse, so that's what we did.
|Medway Head Light lighthouse|
There wasn't a huge place to walk the dogs but they had fun sniffing around in the grass while Kelly and I gawked at the lovely scenery.
Kelly said it reminded her of a mini Peggy's Cove.
The trapped pools of water provided all sorts of opportunities for reflection photos.
Speaking of "reflecting" I'd like to reflect back upon that first photo of this lighthouse. Notice the bench in front of the lighthouse ? If you scroll back up you'll see where it was.
This is what it says on the back of the bench but it's the front that stopped me short ...
It had the name of someone I knew ! What are the odds that Kelly would take me down this road to this lighthouse and I would turn and see the name of someone that I knew on a memorial bench ?
Sadly she did not live long enough to see the success of her efforts.
Thank you Jalynn.