A Day on Cliff Island

The Golden Rod on Cliff Island

After traveling across the beautiful Casco Bay in a small mail boat, we arrived at the dock greeted by the only taxi on the island.  After informal introductions we jumped into his car and headed off for a tour of the island.  Since it is only 2 miles long before long he was letting us off to do some exploring on our own.  We visited Kennedy Beach named after my ancestors on my mother's side and then meandered along the rocky shoreline turning off into some grassy meadows covered with goldenrod.  The brilliant yellow with the sea in the background inspired me to paint this scene.