We may never get around to exploring all 3500 islands off the coast of Maine, but every time out on the boat there’s the possibility of seeing a new one. For sure, there will be some feature that makes it different from any other island.
There are lovely tree covered islands with paths leading through the woods to who knows where which makes exploring a real adventure.
Occasionally there is an island with an expanse of white sand beach,
but most have rocky shores that can be craggy
or worn smooth and covered with lichen. Since access to most islands is by dinghy, you can guess which shoreline is preferable!
Some islands are preserves and if you time the visit just right, you may find them lush with blueberries and raspberries. Your may also find that you share the island with wild sheep or deer who compete with you for the berries
Far out to sea are a few scattered islands that are nesting places for puffins in the spring. Catching sight of these perky little birds is quite exciting.
Here and there are surprises like the remains of a quarry
or fairy houses left behind.
No matter the shape or size or topography of an island, its rugged beauty always has distinguishing features. Some are so inaccessible it is possible to think no human foot has ever touched there. No matter how many islands I visit or see from afar, each holds a special mystery waiting to be discovered.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind