Dawn Fine 10-17-14
On my way home from Colchester I stopped to pick up my dear friend, Dawn Fine. I first met Dawn in 2010 when she and Jeff were in staying at Catalina State Park in Tucson. I was a new blogger at the time and she and her husband were one of the first people I ever met off the internet. We became fast friends and we meet up whenever the timing and location make it feasible. Jeff and Dawn travel around the country in an RV full time and so their home is always on the move. Dawn loves birds, but she is not crazy obsessed like me. However, she is a computer wizard in my opinion and has a been a great help to me. I cannot thank her enough for introducing me to Live Writer and showing me how it works! In return, I share my eBird checklists with her whenever we bird together! (She is not a lister!) Dawn also manages the Birders who Blog, Tweet, and Chirp group on Facebook. Dawn is a great connecter of people and ideas. She likes to spread the word about things. We always have fun together!
On Saturday, October 18th I showed Dawn around. We went to Wharton’s Point and Brunswick Landing. We met up with some of her friends which ended up being a good connection for me. I took her for a drive down to Orr’s and Bailey Islands. Dawn loved being close to the sea. Here she is taking pictures of the cove.
If you look to the right, you can literally see when the road stops and the land ends! Dawn’s friends also told us about a place called The Giant Stairs. They are on Bailey Island. I had not heard of them. We found the spot, parked the car, and even though it was near sunset and starting to mist, we took the walk anyways.
My how the sea was pounding! We were glad we went!
The next day we made arrangements to meet Robin Robinson of the Maine Birds Facebook Page. She also has her own webpage for her wonderful photography! Robin was a hoot and a wonderful story teller. She lives down on Totman Cove in Phippsburg and I can only say she has one of the best views on the coast of Maine!
Dawn and I did not want to leave, but I did need to return Dawn to her husband.
The day after this was when I started to get sick and I dropped off the blogosphere for two weeks. Now I am back and there will be more bird photos here soon!