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Tagged With: Maine

camden windjammer festival

August 31 – September 2, 2012 Camden’s Windjammer Festival was a full weekend of activities. The big, wooden schooners began their decent on the town midday on Friday. One or two at a time, they would sail through the harbor and find their resting place at the town docks. The harbor master had become the … Continue reading »

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getting aquainted in Camden

August 30, 2012 Sailing to Camden was absolutely exhilarating! The wind was blowing about 15 knots out of the southwest, and we were headed northwest. For the first time since Jewel Island, we were able to hoist the sails and turn off the engines. We even started with a reefed main, but shook the reef … Continue reading »

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good-bye seal bay, hello seal bay

August 28 – August 29, 2012 After much indecision as to our next move, we finally decided to say good-by to Seal Bay, and began a northerly course to Castine where we could possibly bump into another cruising boat that we’d met in Beaufort. Going north was backtracking about 20 miles, but it would be … Continue reading »

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tons of fun in seal bay

As par for the course, when we departed Somes Harbor, we had only a small idea where we would end up by the end of the day. We were aiming for Seal Bay, but we weren’t sure if we would take one or two days to get there. With Wil at the helm, wind and … Continue reading »

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acadia national park

August 24, 2012 On the day of our hike in Acadia National Park, we dinghied ashore in time to catch the 9:30 a.m. bus to Bar Harbor. Once in Bar Harbor we purchased a park pass at the park’s information building near Village Green. Since we were on foot, the pass cost $5/adult, the kids … Continue reading »

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somes sound

Our journey from Kimball Island to Somes Sound was another long day of motorsailing, but it was completely worth the effort.                             As we approached Mount Desert Island and the Acadia National Park area, the elevation of the land rose in absolute … Continue reading »

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kimball island

We departed Long Cove, not knowing which island would provide us with our dinnertime views. Kimball Island ended up being that island. We found our first secluded anchorage on the northwest side of the island. Peaceful and gorgeous.                     We only stayed one night, but we … Continue reading »

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monhegan island

When we departed Jewell Island, we really didn’t know where we were going to end up. We only knew that we were headed east. I had looked at the charts and picked a harbor at Damariscove Island. We set out early enough in the day, so that if we couldn’t find a good anchorage for … Continue reading »

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jewell island

Jewell Island is exactly that. A jewel. Especially for the crew of the Full Monty. After having been at a marina for 2 weeks, and then a day in Portland, we were craving to be anchored with nature. Jewell Island was that first bit of nature and the quiet anchorage that we’d been longing for. … Continue reading »

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plymouth to portland

After our big day of whale watching, we settled in for the night with plans to make a mid-morning landfall in the Portland area. As seems to be the case lately, we were again motorsailing. The Gulf of Maine was a glassy flat with barely a breeze. During my first watch of the night, a … Continue reading »

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