Position 44:18.84N 068:54.52W
Date 2000 – Monday 18 July 2011 (UTC -4)
The morning was occupied by more walking around Castine; in particular
out to the Dyce Head Light which gave good views back into the harbour and out
into Penobscot Bay.
We also sneaked in another sandwich at Bah’s Bakehouse, definitely
making up for all of those days out East with no temptations.
When we left we sailed past Dyce Head and north to have a good look at
the heights that the US Marines followed by the Militia assaulted in 1797.
Hidden under the trees are granite bluffs; it must have been quite an
achievement under hostile British fire from above.
Drifting south under not very much wind we found our way into Crow Cove
on the east side of Isleboro Island, described in the Pilot as a ‘Gunk
Hole’. Gunk or otherwise it was a pleasant and secure anchorage with a
couple of boats on moorings but no sign of life aboard. Our reward was a
peaceful night following a beautiful sunset
The Mate wishes you to know that we ate a Pork and Cashew stir fry and
very good it was too. We are definitely not yet down to hard tack and water.