More Farewells

Ambler Isle
V and S
Fri 8 May 2009 01:33
May 6, 2009
Sitting at St. Frances Resort here on our side of the Island, the ever present VHF radio crackled, "Amber Isle, Amber Isle, top of the World." We took the call and accepted the invitation for a farewell lunch at "Top of the World," the house on the end of nearby Elizabeth Island. Paul and Melanie plan to depart in their yacht, "Flying Colors" on Tuesday.
Next morning we did our chores, cleaned up and headed south to their home. On the way we stopped to inspect the repairs to the vandalized cave. The graffiti had been chiseled off. Some paint remained, but it was much better than before. We took photos to show Paul and Melanie. Their house is situated on 40 acres. There are 6 oceanside beaches, plus several on the harbour side. Melanie served a wonderful salad topped with grilled chicken and homemade bread. The bread was a very crusty no-knead type. It takes 21 hours from the time the first ingredients are mixed til it comes out of the oven. I am trying the recipe out as I write. After lunch we walked their incredible property. We stopped every few feet to pick up a sand dollar or shell. A lean to covered in palm fronds sheltered us from the sun on Second Beach. Then we walked up the trail to the gazebo on the highest point. The view was a spectacular 360 degree panorama. Of course, the house and gardens were very beautiful, too.
Today the moon is full. Seems like a long time ago we raced up Monument Hill to see the April full moon. We lose track of time here.