When bad weather threatens, we like to get ourselves tucked in someplace where we can still enjoy the day and get stuff done. For folks who never plan (like us!), planning can be everything. We planned St. Augustine.
Days 157 – 158, March 19 – 20, 2019
With a gale imminent, we had nestled ourselves in to St. Augustine. The Municipal Marina is convenient and secure, and there is plenty to do in the area to keep us amused. Like fresh do-your-own donuts, and a brewery. What?
From Northeast Harbor we made our way back west, retracing our path through Casco Passage, up Eggemoggin Reach, around Cape Rosier and on into Belfast. It was a hot, calm day, until the breeze piped up as we approached Belfast. We had called ahead and reserved a spot at the Harbormaster’s Dock, which is very pleasant. The views up the river, out towards Penobscot Bay, and up along the waterfront into town, are lovely. It is so convenient for us to be alongside, especially with the dogs, and particularly when we are in a place where there is plenty to do. We can both come and go as we please without worrying about who is stranded without a dinghy, and the dogs get ashore a lot more often, which is great for them. Continue reading Maine Cruise 2018 – Belfast→
Our boat is scheduled for completion in less than a month. While the good folks at Tomco will not (understandably) put a pin on the calendar, they have consistently targeted “late March” and are still holding to that goal.
These photographs are from early this week — the last days of February — so we are truly in countdown mode.