Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stop on Potato Island

The last time we cruised Penobscot Bay, we made a stop on Potato Island.

Because we have the boat we do, we could nose the Claudia through a series of rocks that lie just below the surface at the higher tide as we made our way onto the beach. It's also because of the rocks and the white, white beach, that the water surrounding the island is an exquisite myriad of blues. When you look down into it, the reefs off islands down south come to mind. Of course the temperature of the water, as you step into it to go ashore, snaps you right out of that little fantasy and back to Maine in a major heartbeat.

From a distance the beach is the whitest sand you've ever seen - but it's actually not sand. My first visit ashore was in sandals, thank heavens, because the beach is shredded bleached shells and a little prickly on the foot.

There's nowhere to go on the island really - it's just a bump in the bay, but one of the those bumps that's just too beautiful not to be a part of for a half hour or so that is lunch.

Lunch Stop on Potato Island • 8" x 8" watercolor framed to 12" x 12"• $200

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