KCT Thought of the Week, February 3, 2012

“If Green Island is an emerald, and Bass Island a pearl, Folly an opal, Pinkham a garnet, and Goat Island, the one with the lighthouse, a lodestone, then Cape is the diamond.  It is the outermost and the highest; it is also many-faceted.  As you walk its perimeter the rock changes from grey to black to white to pink to tan.  At one end there are coves with the roundest storm-rolled rocks on any of the islands.  Its tidal pools are the deepest and most colorful, its surprising inner meadow the most languid in sunshine, its long mane of dark fir trees the thickest and shadiest, its campsites—used all summer long by many young romantics and island-lovers—the most secluded.”  Sandy Brook

 Sandy Brook was the owner and editor of the York County Coast Star.  In a 1979 act of faith, he loaned the Trust the initial $20,000 as we worked to purchase Cape Island.  He passed away last week at the age of 89.  We will miss him!

 A moose finds its way to Cape Island:  Photo be Eben Brook