Great Beach, Roque Island Harbor - Far from the madding crowd
Date 1800 – Wednesday 6 July 2011 (UTC -4)
All the guides say that going east of Schoodic Point is a major step
into the outback. They do not quite put a warning “There be
Dragons” but the general inference is there. Large tidal ranges,
rapid currents and rock strewn passages are the warnings; sounds like an every
day adventure in the
Little Cranberry Island was not the quietest anchorage due to a large
number of small ferries and other boats constantly coming and going; next time
we use it we must anchor further into the anchorage away from the dock.
We slipped at 0930, very low water, and carried the tide for 6 hours heading
east passing Schoodic Point and Island,
The entrances into
An evening stroll along the beach was magical.
Crowded isn’t it? Caduceus is the white speck in the distance. Not much good asking the neighbours for a cup of sugar.
This is probably a far east as we will go although we will visit some other anchorages in the area before we head back west. It is definitely worth the effort.
Oh, just in case you think standard are slipping in the outback, dinner tonight is tarragon chicken with baked potato wedges.