Sat. July 3. Dick and Bob got
away early on Sat. Jess and Dave sailed up to Islesboro
(A) with a light land breeze. This was good sailing in smooth
water; off soundings and, therefore, relatively free of lobster pots. We
tried to heave-to (not very successfully) for lunch near Crow Cove on
Islesboro. Sailed back to Rockland (B) to
pick up Scott. To the town dock for water, ice, mooring and shower. Scott
arrived about 8:30 pm.
Sun. July 4. Motor sailed through Fox
Isle Thorofare to McGlathery Island in Merchants Row
(C). Anchored between McGlathery (E)
and Round Is. Scott and Jess fished. Later, we saw (right over our boat)
aerial combat between a bald eagle and an osprey. The stars served nicely
as 4th of July fireworks.
Mon. July 5. Sailed to Frenchboro
(F). Scott and Dave hiked to the museum and then to "Pebble
Beach". Lobster, fish chowder, corn, clams and ice cream for dinner.
30 ft Nonsuch with 3 sailing dinghies, kayak, and teenagers aboard. Name
of Nonsuch - Ursa; name of dinghy - Ursa Minor.
Tuesday, July 6. Sailed down Blue
Hill Bay (G) trolling. Then into Northeast
Harbor (H) so Scott could eat more lobster.
Wednesday July 7. Sailed and motored to
Mackerel Cove near Casco Passage and anchored for lunch and fishing. I was
trying to keep the fishing line away from a lobster buoy while raising the
mainsail. We created a small tear in the sail because I was not attending
to the two bottom slugs that did not go up the track unassisted. Tear
below second reef point so sailed back to NE Harbor with main reefed.
Spotted bald eagles at Mackerel Cove and over Bass Harbor Light.
Thursday, July 8. Away from Northeast
Harbor at 9 am. Sailed past Frenchboro and down Toothacher Bay. Motor
sailed through Merchant's Row. Dodged rainstorms on east and west end of
Fox Isle Thorofare. Sailed to Camden. Scott at wheel during gusts from
clouds; rail in water. Arrived in Camden and tied up to float at 6:30 pm
with 53.1 nm on log. According to GPS, 33 nm as crow flies.
Friday, July 9. Into Camden for
breakfast and supplies while Johanson worked on sail and head. Later,
sailed in strong wind and whitecaps through Laury's Narrows to Hurricane
Sound and Long Cove (D). Anchored outside.
Too many lobster pots and not enough free space for us in the cove. A
Sat., July 10. Dense fog until 10-11
am. We exited the Sound through Leadbetter Narrows, a pass closer to the
anchorage. Sailed around Penobscot Bay until time to return to Camden.
Jess treated Dave and Scott to dinner. Spent the evening packing and
Sun., July 11. Breakfast in town. Taxi
to Rockland airport.