Rocking in Rockland

Scot Free III
Frank & Anne
Sun 7 Jul 2019 13:06
Sat 6th July
Started our exploration last night with a drink ashore, seem to have a knack of seeking out good live music. This time Country - an usual duo.

Woke to another glorious morning. Watched the yawlboat nudging one of the schooners through the mooring field to her berth. Quite a feat
Had an early lunch- delicious seafood chowder at the Rockland Cafe followed by a visit to the Farnsworth art museum “ celebrating Maine’s role in American art”.
 Andrew Wyeth and his son Jamie were renowned local artists. Jamie’s wife, Phyllis, became his muse and a whole exhibition was devoted to paintings of her.They were particularly lovely. 

Rockland’s Main Street is just one block away from the waterfront, full of art galleries, shops and restaurants. It is walkable and picturesque, perfect for strolling. Exhausted after all the culture and exploration, we retired to the boat for a rest. Very timely as the heavens opened. The thunderstorms lasted for a couple of hours but helped the wind generator to restore our battery levels to 100%. Always a plus. 

Had to brave the rain for the longish dinghy ride ashore to meet up with Randee and Willy who are on vacation. Miranda’s Cafe was the destination. Would never have found it ourselves. An amazing meal and great company as ever.