As another brilliant August afternoon unfolded over the Maine coast this weekend, I found myself reclining in the sand while the cool waters of Muscongus Bay lapped over my feet. I had kayaked to The Brothers, a small chain of tiny and treeless islands about a mile off the coast of Port Clyde. One of my favorite destinations, this small smattering of granite and grass is the perfect place to nap the day away.
With a crystal clear blue sky over head and a slight southwest breeze moving across the water, one might feel like as if they never want to be anywhere else but here in Maine, where late August is about as good as it gets! The sun rises pink in the morning, the afternoon shadows lead into starry nights, and the glorious moon rises slowly over the water. A perfect summer recipe.