Made it to Maine - Swans Island, Burnt Coat Harbor
Date 1540 – Thursday 30 June 2011 (UTC -4)
Definitely a light wind downwind sail, but we did sail all of the 140nm
bar the first few hours getting round
First light brought a sea mist, not fun, but this was quickly burned off after sun rise.
An added challenge during the trip was the water maker which refused to
pump up to pressure and then switched itself off. Changing the very mucky
filter did not cure the problem which in the end appeared to be an airlock in
the salt water feed; probably caused when cleaning the inlet filter of
We kept the final decision as about where our first port of call in
Avoiding the many lobster trap buoys is a real game; cunning, in this
part of the world they come in twos, joined by a tether to catch the keel to
greatest effect. Those cyclists reading this will remember the advice about
not going between a dog walker and his dog, especially when they are joined
together by a lead; the same applies to
The approach to
And the anchorage is sheltered and the village and scenery very attractive.
For you foodies, the Mate is still producing Bunting’s treacle cured bacon from Maldon. Today served for lunch with egg in a roll.
Please note that all place name spellings are the responsibility of the local residents and as guests we are pleased to follow their rules. It is nothing to do with my literacy or lack of it.