In a sense, each of us is an island. In another sense, however, we are all one. For though islands appear separate, and may even be situated at great distances from one another, they are only extrusions of the same planet, Earth.
J Donald Walters
North Haven Island is an easy 35 minute ride for us on Pipe Dreams, so we head that way often. It is one of the few Maine islands (remember there are thousands) that has a year round population, much of which dates back generations. I guess there are some people who are just born to be islanders. Permanent population is slightly more than 350, and that number swells considerably from June through August when summer residents return to homes that may have been in the family for years.
I always know we are close when I spot the lichen covered rocks atop which an American flag waves. One of these days I’m going to find out who puts that flag there and thank him/her for such a welcoming sight.
Another clue that we are nearing the island is the abundance of lobster traps which makes us very glad Pipe Dreams has jet engines rather than props that can become entangled in lobster pot lines. From what I’ve seen clearing props is not a fun job!
The reason for this visit to North Haven is to have dinner at Nebo Lodge, a popular eatery and one of very few on the island.
It is a quaint place, packed in the evening, that serves menu items made from fresh ingredients grown on the island. You might be interested in knowing that a Maine Congresswoman, Chellie Pingree, has played an important role in developing farming on North Haven.
This time of year fresh flowers are on every surface and fill the air with their perfume. I never cease to be amazed by Maine’s summer beauty.
Dinner at Nebo is leisurely and relaxing to say nothing about good. What is amazing is that I failed to take a single food shot to whet your appetite. I guess we were in too big a hurry to enjoy!
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind