Come along Ponds.
The store in Stratton opened at 8am and I was their first customer. The lady at the deli counter made me up 3 sandwiches to be my lunches for the next leg and then Marching Band drove me back to East Flagstaff Road so I was back on trail around 9am.
Upon reaching East Carry Pond 4 miles later I had to stop to pick up and filter water. A handful of dragonflies of different sizes whizzed about and a small one came and sat right next to me for several minutes. It saves me showing another pretty Maine pond photo.
On the final stretch of the day, during a muddy section, a small dark brown frog kept out of the mud onto a rock, let me photograph him and then lept back in again. His colour was a precise match to the mud (not pictured).