Wednesday we left Seal Bay and via the Thorofare once more headed for Rockland with the intention of meeting Terry and Debbie for dinner ashore but the weather turned so wet and windy that none of us felt like leaving our boats!
The end of Rockland’s breakwater – started in 1881 and took 18 years to build with all the rock being delivered by sailing vessels from the quarries on the islands
Thursday was a better day and we explored Rockland and ‘hiked’ to the out of town supermarket to top up stores.
Friday was hot and sunny and we visited the annual “Maine Boats and Harbour” show (www.maineboats.com) in town which is a mixture of boats, house builders, architects and associated trades and all Maine based. A very friendly show with plenty of interest and our thanks to Mr. Hinckley (!) for the boat show tickets. The local branch of Hamilton Marine chandlery is excellent and we replaced a couple of batteries which were due for renewal.
In the harbour was a 38ft yacht called ‘Faith and Hope’ which I remember wintering at Kilmelford in about 1980. We then moved to a quieter anchorage to the south of the harbour and we had a peaceful night away from the wakes of the busy harbour.
On a sunny Saturday morning Mary from ‘Iwanda’ came across with a couple of warm blueberry muffins she had just made!
Blueberry muffins! An engineless 3 masted windjammer being pushed by its own launch
We headed the short distance back up to Camden where we picked up a Yacht Club Mooring . We enjoyed another explore around the busy tourist town and had an excellent meal ashore at the ‘Waterfront’ Restaurant. (www.visitcamden.com)
Sunday we met up with Drew and he drove us inland and for several hours we walked the trails of Mount Megunticook which is thickly forested with both conifers and hardwoods. By chance we met a couple of Drew’s friends near the summit and that allowed us to return a different route as they gave us a lift back to his pickup truck! Unfortunately the misty day did not give us the best views but it was a good walk and we ended the day with excellent pizzas!
Lake Megunticook Looking down at Camden Harbour with the fog coming in
With Drew at the summit of Mt Megunticook - 1382ft