A leisurely day in Pulpit Harbor

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Wed 20 Jul 2011 20:00

Position           44:09.27N 068:53.27W

Date                2100 – Wednesday 20 July 2011 (UTC -4)


We decided to spend another day in Pulpit Harbor and take the bicycles ashore for a ride around the island to the town of North Haven.  A very pleasant ride through countryside took us passed the Pulpit Harbor Store.  For reference this is under a mile from the public landing taking the right hand turn at each junction and skirting Pulpit Harbor.  When we walked yesterday we missed it as without a map or directions what appeared to be the logical road was not.


North Haven was looking good in the sunshine:



Lunch was had in an excellent little eatery on Main Street opposite the road down to the ferry dock, I cannot remember the name.  Whilst lunching we met OCC member Allan Rae, of Evening Star, who recognised our OCC badged hats.  Allan had dinghied over from Perry Cove to have a bite to eat and visit the Post Office.  Our return journey took a roundabout route and we clocked up just over ten miles which in the heat was quite enough on our folders.


For anyone who reads this and saw us in Pulpit Harbor I would like to make a point about our display of laundry.  The tee shorts and other garments on show were our polishing cloths and not a new trend in distressed clothing.


Earlier in the day we had met Ruth Weiss a very well travelled member of the OCC and she invited us for evening drinks aboard their Hallberg Rassy ‘Windpower’.  We had a great evening with Ruth and her husband Herb.  They are a remarkable couple Ruth is a retired doctor and Herb is an engineer having started his working career working on the precursor to radar in the early days of the second world war.  They are 85 and 92 respectively and still actively sailing.



As a concession to age in recent years rather than sail down south for the winter and return in the spring they have bought a property at Boca Raton, Florida and leave the boat in Maine for the winter.