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.

Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine

Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine

Wetlands, Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine

Wetlands, Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine

Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine

Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine

Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine

Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine

Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine

Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine

Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine

Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, Maine

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.

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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.

Chandler Bay, Jonesport, Maine

Chandler Bay, Jonesport, Maine

Chandler Bay, Jonesport, Maine

Chandler Bay, Jonesport, Maine

Chandler Bay, Jonesport, Maine

Chandler Bay, Jonesport, Maine