Around the pond end-to-end and back. Fabulous day, sunny and warm (after the morning chill came off). The lake is quiet. Maybe only a dozen cabins are occupied, mostly year-rounders. The loons are practicing take-off maneuvers. There are some other fishing birds, cormorants I guess. The fish appear to be plentiful. Lots of fall color, maybe not at its peak yet. Speaking of which, the Maine Fall Foliage Website
has a picture of Howard Pond on its front page. It's a view over the water to the hillside rising right up in back of our cabin (from a previous year). Our cabin is in the shadows on the right-hand side of the picture.