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.
This will be top of my list for next year!