Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park and My Arrival in Blueberry Country
My next stop was Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park. I intended to do some hiking there but the day of my arrival I ended up not particularly feeling like it so, while I did walk around a bit, I didn’t end up hiking any of the trails. I started my walk along a beach down the hill from where I parked before crossing some wetlands and coming upon another cove, this one larger and prettier than the first. I walked around the shore for a little while but didn’t stay too long.
By the next morning I was definitely in wild blueberry country. I had been leaving Route 1 to follow the coast as it juts into the Bay of Maine, but as I reached the mid-coast the interiors of the peninsulas became filled with fields of wild blueberries as far as I could see. I found myself captivated by the contrast of the purple fields against the green conifers and the blue sky and stopped often to take photos.
Past the fields I was then treated to a gorgeous stretch of coast with views across Chandler Bay. I found a place to swim there, of course, and then ended my day watching the sunset color the eastern horizon.