Au-revoir Maine, hello Rhode Island

Mark & Sue Owen
Sat 22 Sep 2012 16:53

41:11.51N 71:34.74W

With the arrival of favourable NE winds we left Portland at first light, heading for the Cape Cod Canal.  We were treated to one of those gorgeous Maine sunsets as we were settling in for the overnight passage which seemed a fitting end to our time here.


Arriving at the Cape Cod Canal at first light, we were just in time to catch the last of the ebb current through.  You have to motor through the canal and it’s compulsory to hold your breath every time you go under a bridge – they always look to be too low!


With the winds holding into the afternoon, we were able to continue sailing out of Buzzards Bay and had a fast downwind sail all the way to Block Island, RI where we anchored in Great Salt Pond just as the light was fading.  Arrival beers, quick dinner and early to our bunks.


Maine Sunset:


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Transiting the Cape Cod Canal:


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