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Some pictures as we made our way to the Cranberry Islands.
Small car ferry LT at the helm nearing Mt. Desert Island
Bass Harbor Light House
Our last post said that there are two islands, but in fact, the Cranberry Islands are made up of 5 small islands (and they do have cranberry bogs on the two largest). They are located south of Mt. Desert Island.
We got a FREE, yes free, mooring ball. We didn’t realize that it came with a price, however. Little Cranberry harbor hosts a fleet of lobster boats. In fact, the lobster co-op is located on one of the docks. They start VERY early in the morning (like 4:00) and the engines on the boats are VERY noisy and they go through the mooring field VERY fast which throws up a big wake. So, we spent two very rolly nights there. We would have left after one day but the fog rolled in so we stuck it out. It was really a very pretty place and the view across the water of Mt. Desert Island was breathtaking.
The town docks of Islesboro on Little Cranberry The Lobster Co-Op
So the lobstermen and women sell their lobsters to the co-op for about $3.00 per pound and the co-op sells them to the restaurants for probably double that, and the restaurant we went to right next to the co-op charged $26 for a 1 1/2 lb lobster with french fries!! We got the burgers, after a mussels in wine/garlic sauce appetizer …! This house was built in the 1850’s and sold 3 years ago for $3 million!
Dingy Dock View of Rickshaw from the dock
Isleford Dock Restaurant Rick and Lynnie’s reflection waiting for a table
While we were waiting for the fog to lift, we went into the little town because they were having their annual carnival. It was mostly for little kids but we had fun wandering around and seeing the sights.
The gardens in Maine are just lovely
The fog kept rolling in and out all day, it would be clear as a bell one minute then socked in another minute
There were many small ferries who brought people over to the island. One of the reasons is that they would come for the view of Mt. Desert Island. It was just gorgeous.
Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park is where we are headed to next! Can’t wait.