Day 3 – Bailey Island boat trip

Up at 6 and out early for breakfast (Starbucks on the waterfront) and onto our cruise. We set off at 10 and went around Casco Bay to Bailey Island. It was really hot but windy out on the water.

Casco Bay:

Map of Casco Bay

Loads of wharf inspiration for modelling:


The scenery was stunning.

One of Portland’s many lighthouses:

Portland light

You can see a man’s face in profile if you look carefully:
Old man

Beautiful scenery

Me on the boat

An osprey nest on the way into Bailey Island:

Osprey nest

We had lunch at Cook’s Kitchen on the Island. I had Lobster and Indian Pudding, a mix of molasses and cornmeal. Next time I’ll remember to take photos before I eat the food:


A pint of Shipyard

Indian Pudding

We watched a lobster boat land its catch:

Lobster men unloading


Loading up lobster bait:

Loading bait

The end result:


The boat back was colder but still sunny so we walked along to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad to warm up. It was shut but we had a look at the odd looking locos. 2′ gauge looks very narrow!

Maine Eastern

More inspirational wharfs:


We walked back home via a gelato shop where I had my very first cannoli. Lovely.

We went to Otto’s pizza for a slice and having never had a cannoli before, had my second!

Otto's Slices