Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Fri 16 Aug 2013 00:26
We day sailed up the Maine coast via Biddeford, Burnt Island and Rockland to arrive in Camden on 16th August. Camden is a bit touristy, but a pretty town nonetheless.
The first priority was to visit the yacht club dock and take on water because our generator has burned out, which means we only have the slow watermaker running. Day sailing does not give that watermaker enough time to fill the water tanks. It is going to take 6 weeks to get a new rotor, so during that time we will have the hassle of recharging from main engines and finding docks that will let us take on water.
As soon as we tied up at the yacht club dock several OCC members came down to greet us (and congratulate us on parking Anastasia without damaging any of their boats in the process – obviously our reputation precedes us).
The OCC rally was good fun. Not only did we get to meet a lot of OCC port officers, who we will be able to visit as we travel back down the east coast, but there was a good contingent of Brits at the rally. We spent a fair amount of time in the company of Michael and Anne Hartshorn (Nimue) and Martin and Elizabeth Bevan (Caduceus).
The Camden Yacht Club
The lighthouse at Camden Harbour entrance
Martin playing the bagpipes at the flag lowering ceremony
One of the burned out coils on the generator rotor