JF AIK (c1966)

Nightbirds on NantucketSarah P’s comments:  Once in while I am going to deviate and include a children’s book. For years I was a children’s librarian so it’s bound to happen…

This year we sailed to Nantucket and I biked to Sankaty Head. This lighthouse has been on my bucket list ever since I first read Nightbirds on Nantucket many years ago. Written by Joan Aiken (Conrad Aiken’s daughter), the first third of the book takes place on a whaling ship from Nantucket. It’s fun, it’s authentic, and it makes a great read-aloud if you’re trying to get small fry interested in sailing and ships…

Quotes:

‘Oh, fierce is the ocean and wild is the sound,
But the isle of Nantucket is where I am bound-
Sweet isle of Nantucket! where the grapes are so red,
And the light flashes nightly on Sankaty Head!’

 

Sankaty Head

Me @ Sankaty Head, Nantucket, summer 2018

WaterBug letters

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