Friday, July 17, 2009

Isle au Haut Adventure

At long last, and island adventure! One friend brought his daughters who are visiting from France, and the other brought her desire for chocolates.

We headed east to escape the rain which continued to fall upon the coast, waaaay out to beautiful Isle au Haut. First we visited Head Harbor, pictured above, where we walked to beautiful Long Pond for a little trout bites, but plenty of foraging for chanterelles and wild strawberries on the roadside. Handy having French teenagers along, with their aptitude for mushroom hunting.

No sign of chocolates this end of the island so we went around, passing lighthouse and seals, to the town landing in search of the famed Black Dinah Chocolatier chocolate shop. Walking along the way, many people warned us that the elusive shop was closed and indeed as we approached the sign did say "shut". Give up? Not us. and we were rewarded. Steve cheerfully opened his shop for us, and the chocolates did not disappoint! My choice was a Sea Turtle, caramel and brazil nuts covered in dark chocolate, topped with a pinch of sea salt....mmmm

Salt + Chocolate


isle au haut


kat said...

the island is beautiful! so much blue. and the chocolates sound divine.

Eliza said...

what fun!

I love the blues and greens and whites!

Amy said...

We visited Isle au Haut on our honeymoon. It's a pretty special place (that's how I feel about Maine in general and Down East especially). Thanks for the memories!

Gina said...

Gorgeous! I must add Maine to my list of vacation places!

craftivore said...

The top picture is exactly how I picture a Maine island in my mind which says exactly how perfect it is because my mother lives on one.