Monday, November 29, 2010

Bailey Island morning

Today is crystal clear and calm. These photos were taken from Cook's point early this morning. You can see the bridge, which is now open to traffic. The renovated bridge is the same width that it was before renovation. The temporary bridge was quite a bit wider! For anyone that has crossed the original bridge knows, it is very narrow. I would say that many drivers got used to the temporary width, and forgot how to drive on the original. You really do have to stay in your lane, and not cross the center lines, or 2 vehicles cannot pass. The Department of Transportation tried to convince the towns people to make it wider, but this was voted down. So, a word of warning.....if you are coming to Bailey Island, stay in your lane. Many a rear view mirror has been lost on the bridge over the years.

We still have not had a hard frost on Bailey Island. There are still a few flowers blooming in the gardens. We have much milder weather than Brunswick, which has had a hard frost, and had sleet last Friday.

Reservations are steadily coming in. Remember, a gift certificate to the Log Cabin would make a super gift for the holidays!

Hope all is well with all of you. 121 days til we open! Sue

Monday, November 22, 2010

Grand opening of the Bailey Island Bridge

Here a some pictures of the bridge opening last Saturday morning. It was a very cold, windy day. After the "dignitaries" spoke, there was an antique car show! It was worth the wait to see the many antique cars cross the bridge. The temporary bridge will still be standing until April so the bridge workers can do some finish work. I will be so excited to see the temporary bridge is very unattractive. The newly reconstructed bridge is beautiful. I drove across it this morning for the first time, and was very excited. It has been 2 years since they began working on it.

As you can see, there was a very large crowd attending.

All for now, Sue

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November color

The sunset picture I just took (yes it is 4:30), and the cove picture I took a couple hours ago. We have had astronomical high tides the past week. The cove picture was actually an hour after high tide. You can see the debris on the boat launch....there is absolutely no beach at high tide! I thought the water was going to cross the road some days. And the floats and boats are all pulled up on the beach for the winter. The lobster men are still fishing, although the extreme winds have kept them in most of the week. We had a "rogue" storm Sunday night that knocked out power and caused considerable damage. It seems we have had many damaging wind storms this season.

But, the sunsets in the fall are really spectacular, even if they are in the afternoon. We have had extremely good weather this year despite the storms. Wonder what is in store for winter?

Well, Matt drained the water at the Inn today, and turned off all heat and gas. The building is ready for it's off season nap. I am sure Matt and Aimee will wake it up often to do the off season maintenance.

Reservations continue to come in for next season....we must be approaching 30% full. Give us a call is you would like to come visit. Also, remember that a Log Cabin Inn gift certificate makes a great holiday present!

"Til next time, Sue

Monday, November 1, 2010

End of the season

Well, our 30th year in business has ended for the season. We must have known the weather was going to take a turn. It sure is chilly out the past couple days! We had a great season, and by the looks of the reservation book for 2011, we will have another busy one next year.

This picture is of the "crew", Josh, Danny, Laura, Aimee, Alicia, Emily, myself and Matt. This was 10am on closing day. By 2pm, we had the rooms stripped, gift shop packed up, bar boxed up, kitchen stuff boxed and moved, outside furniture put away, and actually had time for pizza in there too! Now we start on our "fix-it list". Matt started today by cutting the big spruce in the front yard. We will plant a new garden there next spring. Now he is out back chopping down sumac. Aimee came in to do some leftover laundry and dishes. The place looks a bit barren, but clean.

Time for a long winter nap for me! I will check the phone and email daily if anyone would like to make a reservation for next year!