Right off the coast of South Freeport lie several small, imaginatively named islands like Pound of Tea and Sow and Pigs. The largest inhabited island, Bustins, is completely seasonal. Residents and guests arrive during May and depart again in October. That's not to say the island isn't a happening place during those brief months! With its own Post Office (zip code 04013), store, library, community hall, golf course and sailing farmers market Bustins is a thriving summer community. (FMI and to find summer rentals or houses for sale, see the Bustins Island Community website.)
I hopped aboard the Lilly B, the island's ferry, with my friend Sue and we headed out to meet up with another friend for our weekly writing group. Always fun to combine work and pleasure!
The best time to head to the island is on the weekend when the Nature Center is open. As you can see in the map above, there is a road that goes around the island. It's an easy 2 miles walk along a dirt road. Stop along the way to take in the stunning views. It's best to bring along your own water bottles and snacks. Although this is not the wilderness, it's courteous to haul your trash away with you.
Enjoy the day in pictures...
|Lilly B's Captain and Crew|
|Sailing class on the Harraseeket|
|Cottages along the west shore|
|Octagon House near dock|
|Bustins Island dock|
|Gardening with a sense of humor|
|Relax, enjoy the view|
|Lots of evidence the folks on Bustins are a relaxed crowd|
|Love this use of old globes in a garden!|
|A perfect day|
White Cedar Inn bed and Breakfast 178 Main St Freeport, Maine 04032