Star Island is the perfect place to spend a hot summers day. We took the 9:15 ferry from Rye, NH and arrived on the island a half-hour later. I managed to spot a harbor porpoise on the ride out. We walked around a bit, read our books, had lunch at a bench overlooking the sea and even went for a swim. We were sad to leave on the 3:40 ferry back. For those wanting a longer stay, you can attend one of the many conference programs at the Oceanic Hotel (pictured in the background).