Monday morning we left Camden and headed a few miles east to Long Cove on Vinalhaven , threading our way through the small islands to this sheltered anchorage. The rain started and the mist came in and it was just like the Hebrides! A small cottage was flying the Union Jack from a flagpole on the shore but we got no invitation for a cup of tea! 3 more boats came in the early evening and the only noise was the calling of the ospreys from the nests.
Long Cove “Schezerade” – another fine Maine built yacht
Tuesday again in poor visibility we headed south west and eventually the wind came in and we had a good reach down to Port Clyde where we headed up the Meduncook River to Hornbarn Cove, again in the rain and mist. We anchored in a lovely bay and by late afternoon the sun was out! Another quiet night and we were the only yacht in the bay with a nice meadow ashore and a small flock of wild turkeys! 23.8 miles logged.
A glorious morning and we headed west past the small town of Friendship which has a reputation of being unfriendly; possibly unjustly as we received big waves from a couple of lobstermen. Maybe the fact that it is a ‘dry’ town with no alcohol sales has something to do with it!
Knowles Rocks! (Jimmy was here!) Pemaquid Harbour
Plenty of lobster floats to dodge in the windless conditions but eventually we had a glorious beat down Muscongus Bay to Pemaquid Point where we headed north and after a look in crowded Pemaquid Harbour we headed across the bay and anchored behind Witch Island at the east end of South Bristol Gut. Here we met up with Bill Roesner from ‘Blueprint’ who came aboard for dinner. 20.9 Miles logged