Summer in Maine is a short season. July 4th kicks it off meaning the following weeks are full of frenetic activity, and Labor Day marks summer’s end. Company has come and gone, social activities are winding down, traffic is lighter, tourists are fewer, restaurants are no longer so busy you can’t get in without a made in advance reservation.
As much as we hate to see summer fade away, this was one to celebrate and that we did. About 40 of us boarded several boats loaded with enough food for double our number and headed to Warren Island, another of the lovely islands dotting Penobscot Bay. Sunshine, the ranger there, has done a marvelous job of making it a delightful place to be. Well maintained paths, some outlined with colorful lobster buoys, circle the island, a large area is cleared for picnics, baskets of flowers hang outside the potties. In short, it’s a perfect place to say goodbye to summer, and being surrounded by good friends and sharing a delightful smorgasbord made it even better.I wanted to take a picture of the food, but by the time I got to it, this was all that was left and it didn’t last long!As we shuttled back to our boats,
we all agreed a Sunday end of summer picnic should become an annual event. I’m in!
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