Castine and then on to Crow Cove

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Mon 18 Jul 2011 19:00

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.