Maine Cruise – Days 13-14 – Merchant Row & Isle Au Haut

Our visit to Wooden Boat ended in a very special way.  We had a morning visit from the crew of the American Tug Ancient Mariners, which had also spent the evening at Wooden Boat.  Always interested in something new and different, they came by in the morning to see our Tug. Continue reading Maine Cruise – Days 13-14 – Merchant Row & Isle Au Haut

Maine Cruise – Days 10-12 – Belfast & Wooden Boat

After three nights in Camden we were ready to shove off and explore.  The weather was not playing our game.  As we returned to the boat from walking the dogs in the morning, still tossing about different destination options, the fog settled in as thick as ever.  Our last choice was to stay one more day to wait out the weather, but several phone calls later we knew that was not an option: Camden was booked solid.  We had to go. Fog or not.  Continue reading Maine Cruise – Days 10-12 – Belfast & Wooden Boat

Maine Cruise – Days 6-8 – Camden

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Gorgeous start in Boothbay…with fog lurking.

After a pleasant evening in Boothbay we dropped the mooring pennant at about 10:00 am and headed out of the bay in the warm, sparkling sunshine.  For about 20 minutes.  Then the fog descended.  We had about one boat length of visibility for about 42 of the 45-ish mile trip to Camden.  Thank goodness for excellent electronics.  And for Rody’s diligent watchstanding and x-ray vision goggles.

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Maine Cruise – Days 4-5 – Annisquam River, Isles of Shoals, Boothbay Harbor

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Boston skyline.

After two days in Boston, we were ready to roll.  Monday dawned clear, dry, sunny and calm.  We were at the Mystic Marine fuel dock, right next to the Charlestown Marina, at 7:30 am, easy and fast in-out, less expensive than Harbor Fuels, and a 10-cent discount for Sea Tow members (which we are not 🙁). We were on our way by 8:00, and took a gander over to the Boston downtown waterfront with the city as a backdrop. Continue reading Maine Cruise – Days 4-5 – Annisquam River, Isles of Shoals, Boothbay Harbor