Perfect Maine days have been scarce so far this summer, so when one comes along you can bet that most people with a boat or access to one are on the water. We are no exception, so off we go to Isle au Haut.
Isle au Haut, or High Mountain in French, was named by Samuel Champlain. It is one of the few remaining islands off the coast of Maine that still has a year round population, small though it is. The only way to get there is by boat, either your own or the little ferry that runs from Stonington.
When you get hungry on Isle au Haut, there’s a wonderful little food shack that serves up great lobster rolls and haddock sandwiches as well as delicious homemade pies.
Walking or recreational vehicles are the primary means of getting from one place to another on the island. Amusingly, Isle au Haut appears to be a place where old vehicles come to die as they are scattered all over the island. The last license plate on this abandoned truck is 1990!
Lobstering is a way of life for most of Isle au Haut’s residents, and there is evidence of it everywhere.
Isle au Haut is a great place for hiking the cliffs, but there wasn’t time for that today, but you can be sure we’ll be going back to hike the cliff trails and marvel at the sound of the waves rolling over the rocks. I hope you will be along.
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