-E.B. White

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Oh My Gosh, We are in Maine!!!

So first stop was an anchorage called Seal Cove - today, Rick saw two whales, and we saw a seal and a turtle.  - the anchorage was a little bit rolly, but we put out our  "at anchor flopper stoppers" and all was good.  The second nights anchorage was at Linekin Bay - next door to Boothbay Harbor.  We had rain most of the day so it was a welcome site and a very quiet anchorage.  You could dinghy to the park (once the rain stopped) and then walk over to Boothbay Harbor, a ten minute walk.
The Sequin Island Lighthouse - second oldest lighthouse on the coast - President George Washington signed the deed for the property.
Rainy, misty, Maine -  and don't know the name lighthouse.

Rain in the anchorage - we are trying to convince Izzy that it is raining and no dinghys are going to shore - of course, this dinghy goes whizzing by and we havent't got a chance in hell.  

Taking advantage of the rain - filling our water tanks- Trawler Trash style.

These guys are working, rain or shine.

The next morning - foggy sunrise, but it didn't take too long before it burned off.

Fog has lifted in the anchorage - time for a walk to Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor has a maritime history dating back to the 15th century.

 Smoke Bush - I have never seen one this big - incredible.

House on the foot bridge - dates back to 1902 - rumor says it was used during the prohibition for storing rum - there are trap doors in the floor where they would hide it .  Today, it is still used as a home on the water - perched at the edge of the pedestrian footbridge which connects the two sides of the harbor.

Formerly a sea captains home - now a B& B and is rated one of the top 20 B & B's in the country.
Captain Sawyers B & B looking out over the harbor and

  The Tugboat Inn  - just a couple of the fun things in Boothbay Harbor - very cute town, but, very crowded.

Nice sunny day for our travel to Perry Creek on Penobscot Bay - we swear, we will never complain about crab pots in Florida - the lobster pots here are everywhere - you really need to be paying attention. It is literally an obstacle course.

Whitehead Island Lighthouse.

Browns Head Horn & Light

Nice Trawler!!! - Love the porthole windows on the doors.

Arriving at the anchorage at Perry Creek - three of the six Krogens that made it here (and a Bayliner - Evening Star). The Krogens pictured are,  Allegria (48 Whaleback), Carina (42 ft Classic), and Moon Star (42 ft Classic).  Not included in the pic is Last Whale (48 Whaleback), Cloverleaf (61 foot steel trawler - designed by Krogen) and Sanctuary (36 ft Monk).  All good people, of course, and Happy Hour aboard Cloverleaf was lots of fun.

 At high tide you can travel up Perry Creek for a mile or so - so that's what we did the next morning - Izzy on the dinghy bow hoping to get to land.

Now that's living!  That's an outdoor shower on the backside and spacious porch on the front.

Heading to Stonington, Penobscot Bay - Goose Rock Horn & Light.

 Town of Stomington - the inhabitants once depended on granite quarries and sardine canneries, but now their living is mainly from lobster.

Mountain Workshop in Stonington Harbor - hey guys get working on that synchronized paddling.

We are still with the Krogen group - anchored at Camp Island, Wednesday morning we woke to rain and wind - temps in the high 50's.  Yesterday, Jules on Carina negotiated 12 pounds of lobster for $20.00 from a lobsterman pulling up his traps in our anchorage - nice.  Waiting for the rain to pass (which looks like 10:00) then heading to the Eggemoggin Reach and the Woodenboat School and Woodenboat Magazine Headquarters.  Our final destination for the day is Buck's Harbor - and (yeah) a reservation for dinner at Buck's Restaurant. 

It really is amazing here!


  1. OMG! I'm so sorry to here this. Did you mean to go to Maine? Was it an error in navigation? How did this happen?

  2. So jealous and happy for you guys... Gorgeous photographs.
    Have fun and take mo pics!

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  4. It was great catching up with your travels this morning -- I was still in Montauk!! It sounds like you are having an amazing time (with the exception of the storm). The photos are spectacular - keep up the great work!! Like you, I have those same sunrise (seldom see them though), sunset, lighthouse and flower picture obsessions, not to mention funky little houses and bridges!! Love to you both!

  5. Your pictures are just beautiful... What a wonderful display of the area. We have traveled there before by land, but seeing it from your boat makes me want to return by sea.