Just a five minute drive from downtown Portland,
there is a wonderful, quiet island
that seems to be miles and miles away
from any city scape.
Nobody lives here, although it used to be owned
by a former governor of Maine,
who turned it over to the public when he died.
Approached by a causeway, it has a walking path
that goes around it, with small beaches
and vistas and some hanging double swings
along the way.
A very small parking lot, and lots of "no parking" signs
on the mainland, keep the island free of
too many visitors at once.
I love to come here at bud time.
Since I was in Asia during this year's bud time,
here are a few photos from my last year's
long walk around the island.
Even the rocks along the shore are full of color.
We'll come back another time, maybe in the summer.
For now, we'll head back along the causeway, so that someone
else can have a chance to visit....