Position 44:15.64N 068:14.67W
Date 1840 Wednesday 1 August 2012 and followings days to
All necessary tasks completed it was time to move on from Valley Cove,
tempting as it was to stay. The Mate however wanted a floating dinghy dock and
the brute force, i.e. the Skipper, required to lug the dinghy up a stony beach,
tended to agree that this would be useful.
A 5 mile motor, virtually no wind but in case you ask we did set the
main and genoa to take advantage of diesel produced wind, took us to Little
Cranberry Island. Our first anchor set put us too close to the busy fast
traffic to and from the various harbour jetties. The second time around we
were a little further out which helped.
Walks ashore were good. There is quite a community with a combination
of local fishermen’s homes surrounded by piles of fishing and other junk,
some smart holiday homes and rentals who seemed inhabited by a rather more
liberal young crowd.
The post office reputedly sells the most postage stamps of any post
office in Maine
and then somewhat mysteriously adds, mail order. Perhaps that should be
‘male order’; who knows.
Certainly if you want anything other than booze, onions the odd tin and
reheated pies you would be out of luck. A charming a eclectic mix with
The second day of our stay here the fog came down. This made finding
the town jetty interesting and finding the boat on return even more so. A
handheld GPS was the solution, other wise there could have been another