Northbound Day 6 - Somes Sound, Mount Desert Island, Maine - Finished with engines

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Thu 26 Jul 2012 09:25

Position           44:18.51N 068:18.99W

Date                1025 Thursday 26 July 2012


Not much change on yesterday so far as the wind is concerned.  Dawn was great and makes being up worthwhile, especially when it occurs good and early, like 0439 local time.



It is strange to be back with 3.5 metre tides after the more moderate ranges further south.  We arrived at low water and made our way up to Valley Cove in Somes Sound, a favourite spot from last year.


Arriving at 1030 in the morning has its advantages in addition to a day to sleep off the night before and we were able to choose an ideal anchorage with the ability to swing in 360 degrees without joining the shore at low water.  Oh so wonderful to turn the engine off.


We were told that we were spoilt last year with our time in Maine as the weather was consistently dry and fog free.  Well this year looks like being more typical and by the afternoon the outlook was more Lake Windermere (For our US readers - UK Lake District), on a wet day than Costa del Sol.




The diesel heating gave the evening a comfortable lift and our meal of smoked haddock, fresh from Gloucester, in a cream sauce was eaten in the pavilion, rain having stopped play.