Needle in a haystack
Scot Free III
Frank & Anne
Fri 5 Jul 2019 22:36
Monhegan Island is a delightful unspoilt spot, 10 miles from the mainland but with no actual visitors’ moorings and the only recommended anchorage was full of lobster pots, so sadly had to leave. It is renowned for its walking trails and is a favourite amongst artists with twenty or more studios scattered around. Would have enjoyed spending time exploring further.
A slow sail in glorious sunshine to Rockland, the main city in Penobscot Bay. The wind got up as we were approaching and were greeted by the Windjammers racing under full sail. These are schooners originally used for fishing and oyster dredging but now the cargo is fee paying passengers.
The breakwater in the background has numerous people watching the spectacle.
We, too, had numerous people watching us as we tried to find our mooring buoy. Pam and Bruce had very kindly arranged with the harbourmaster for us to use theirs. We had the coordinates, it had their name on, but could we find it? We went round and round.
That’s where needle in a hay stack springs to mind. Got a round of applause when we did finally come across it.
A very pretty boat next to us though- Claudia II.
Another successful day avoiding lobster pots. Looking forward to exploring the town.