Seal Bay Vinalhaven
Maine Schooner in Cradle Cove
After a peaceful night in Cradle Cove we headed back out of Gilkey Harbour and back east to Fox Thorofare but after only a few miles the rain was on and the fog had closed in to half a mile visibility.
We entered Perry Creek on a typical Scottish day and were greeted by a broad Scottish East Coast accent who pointed us towards a suitable mooring.
The lovely narrow creek was sheltered from the forecast fresh Southerly winds and eventually 15 boats had crept in to shelter. The Scottish voice was from a gent who now ‘lives’ in Vermont but spends the summer on his ‘tug yacht’ in Maine and this was his base. A peaceful night and still thick fog in the morning; we had a visit from the owner of a local OCC yacht and he was going home after the weekend and he left us a bag of lovely vegetables and fresh herbs from his garden!
Ashore for a 3 mile walk on a trail through the woods and when we got back to Moonbeam at Noon in brilliant sunshine everyone else had left!
We headed back east and down the side of Vinalhaven and made our way into Seal Bay which is all granite and trees and we anchored in glorious sunshine- what a change!
Single tent on the island Arctic Tern on the pulpit
Woke on Tuesday with the sun streaming through the ports and decided to catch up on boat jobs including yet another hull wash and polish!
Watched an eagle trying to get an osprey to give up the fish he had caught and arctic terns catching small fry right alongside Moonbeam!