Lobster boats are now heading out to deep waters again, their sterns loaded down with traps that are ready to be set after a quick break in January and February. People are walking the roads of town, catching the sunset or simply moseying on down the road. The Port Clyde General store has its front door swung wide open.
The birds are loud in the morning and downright chatty in the afternoon. The rains still come, and the wood stoves still burn, but winter is over, and that is one thing we can all agree on! Soon enough, the sleek sloops of summer will sail into Tenants Harbor, and the Laura B and Elizabeth Ann will resume their daily trips to Monhegan. The Dip Net and Cod End will open their decks soon, while Millers Lobster Pound will be back in business down on Watermans Beach. The art galleries of Port Clyde and Spruce Head will open their doors, and the artists that this peninsula is so famous for will suddenly appear, painting on the side of the road or down by Marshall Point Light.
The winds of change are blowing. Rejoice in the soft light of spring, for the earth has awoken once again.