Position 44:07.15N 068:50.02W
Date 2000 – Thursday 14 July 2011 (UTC -4)
Morning in McGlathery
Island saw a wind shift
that put our stern rather close to the steep to shore. As the other boats in
the anchorage moved there remained a largish motor boat on a single mooring in
the middle of the bay. We re-anchored but in the way that these things go
wherever we set down we ended up too close to the moored boat if we swung
through 360°which with little or no wind we were quite likely to do. The
answer was to move off to the next anchorage well in time to get ashore and
walk. So it was off to Vinalhaven Island, in the south of Penobscot Bay,
and the Carver Cove anchorage.
There are many beautiful boats, known locally as windjammers, sailing
charters in these waters, out of Camden,
Boothbay and Rockport. This view shows one in the distance, north of McGlathery Island with a positive murrain of the
dreaded lobster buoys scattered in the foreground.
The wind having come up a little from the north west we were able to
sail most of the 9nm through the rock and island strewn passage east of
McGlathery and across to the Fox Passage between the large Island of Vinalhaven
to the south and North Haven Island to the north.
Our destination was
Carver Cove but ‘quelle horreur’ there was a yacht already at
You can imagine our surprise when the VHF radio barked out a greeting
from Mewari, Bob and Sue Dall OCC members and whom we had last seen in the Chesapeake. We knew from
emails that they were coming this way but what chance an unplanned meeting?
We had a very jolly walk ashore together and with lots to talk about we
repaired back on board for drinks during which there were many claimed sightings
of seals – mine was genuine and there was a photograph to prove it!