John, Katherine, Rowan and I decided to take advantage of the great weather yesterday. We threw assorted stuff into the car and scurried out around the bay to geocache, visit a studio and generally explore. Upper Island Cove is one of those places that we’ve always meant to visit, but never stopped at.
Katherine’s job was to spot the studio. She’s familiar with Pam and Cara’s gallery work and was utterly enchanted by the recent starfish invasion:
So we drove and missed a turn-off (but found two geocaches) and drove some more and then realised that we actually had no idea of where they lived! Then Katherine shouted “STOP!!”
We were right in front of the studio!
The gallery is lovely; fresh, clean and colourful. It is also full of enchanting things. Every which way you turn there is something to look at…
…and there are people and creatures watching you!!
The price range is extensive, which was great because I was determined to come home with something! It was a fabulous visit with some truly wonderful people!
There was a goat, but she was not grumpy:
Well, maybe a little shy..
Katherine played with two of the cats, Blanche and Stanley, next to Rose’s amazing cottage. (Rose even has a deck! And lawn chairs!)
Other residents and clients of the Misty Meadows cat hotel and spa wandered in and out of the conversations.
The Wee Italian chased bugs next to a pretty cool chair:
If you’re in the area, drop by for a visit! Their studio guide listing is here, complete with info regarding prices, payment methods and full contact info and mailing address!
For those travelling with a GPS, they are at:
N47 38.804 W53 12.309
or, in decimal degrees: