Friday, August 17, 2012

Arrival at Little Cranberry Island

On July 30, we departed Northeast Harbor and headed 5 miles south to one of the five islands that make up Cranberry Isles.Wind was light so we motored to one of the 3 free town moorings. Little Cranberry used to have cranberries in bogs but the marshy areas encouraged mosquitoes. It got so bad they decided to burn the bogs in hope that the mosquitoes would not return but the berries would. Unfortunately, the mosquitoes came back but the cranberries did not!! We did not meet a single mosquito during our stay. I suppose it had been a nice dry July so conditions were good for us and bad for mosquitoes. After  lunch onboard, we dinghied ashore to explore and get some exercise. The photo above was taken on the Isleford town dock where they have some shops to include a potter's studio, hand items made in Maine and a gallery or 2.

The photo below shows the head of the dock. There is a Lobster co-op next door then a town landing.
The windows you see on this wharf were the ones of Islesford Dock Restaurant which has quite a reputation! We enjoyed mussels and chowder that night in the lively restaurant with the sun setting.
From our mooring in the little harbor we had a great view looking west to the Mountains over Southwest Harbor which is called the "quiet side" of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Just a gorgeous view that I could have looked at for months! The sun sets over these mountains .
This will be top of my list for next year!

1 comment:

  1. Hey! I think us sisters are planning a handmade/ homemade Christmas again . . keep that in mind when you are out sight seeing at cute villages like this with locally handmade items!!
    Love you both and the sea kitty !