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
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.