It was a lovely vacation: ferry rides, beaches, the library, card games, wine, sun, wind, lighthouses, vintage furniture, pistachio pancakes, dogs and cats.
The Darius is next door to the Island Library which is terrific with its legos and chess set. They had a copy of Chess for Kids by Richard James which hit just the right note with Benji who kept his nose in it for most of the weekend.
We also enjoyed a charmingly illustrated book of short poems, Days Like This by Simon James (no relationship to Richard as far as I know).
I tried to channel Elizabeth while sketching the pets.
The Darius Inn House Dog, Loretta (also here).