Turner Cove Isle Au Haut, Maine


The wind is stronger, the waves higher, the temperature lower and the lobsters are more scarce.
Billie was setting out from the dock one morning lately and I remarked that he was well bundled up.
He replied that he "was wearing everything I could find." He said it took him 30 minutes in a hot
shower the day before to get the chill out of his bones. He's thinking about becoming a "summertime
lobsterman." Well, I suppose he's earned some time off after fifty years or so of chasing lobsters,
don't you think? And when he does, some lobsters may get to relax a bit, too.