Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
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We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The October Haul on Eggemoggin Reach

Had a sleepless night Monday. Scout was on her mooring at Center Harbour, I was three hours down the coast, and the wind was gusting S/SW  at 40 knots. She rode it out. But October is a chancy time on the coast of Maine. Today was clear, warm, breeze S 5-10 knots--for a while anyway, then it died completely. I sailed, then motored, up Eggemoggin Reach to the Benjamin River and put her on a mooring just off the Sedgwick Town Landing. Stripped sails and most of the gear and Bill Grant will haul her out sometime in the next couple of days. Beautiful October light. There are plenty of good sailing days left but intense wind and weather are increasingly part of the mix, so it was time to haul. Always sad but one of the great rituals, too. Took these photos from the float at Sedgwick. Last sweet light of an October afternoon.

1 comment:

  1. Remember it well but always in the fresh light of the June sun--glad to see Scout make it through another summer