The past week we have continued on our east by northeast course along the Maine coast with stops in Christmas Cove, Poorhouse Cove, Port Clyde, Tenants Harbor, Perry Creek and Seal Bay (both on the island of Vinalhaven) and arrived at Somes Sound on Mt Desert Island this afternoon. With the exception of two different overnight rains followed by mornings of lifting fog, the weather has been spectacular; warm sunny days with low humidity and cool clear nights.
|The Gut at South Bristol|
We awoke to thick fog on Saturday but had decided one night in Christmas Cove was enough. Mark hated to pay another night’s mooring fee, preferring to anchor on our own ground tackle and we were both spoiled by our previous two quiet, secluded anchorages. So we waited until the visibility improved slightly in the afternoon, then motored about an hour around the south end of the island and up Johns Bay to a place known as Poorhouse Cove. There are so many small little coves and bays along the Maine coastline that offer secluded places to anchor. Since they’re not included in the cruising guides they are not frequented by the many. They typically don’t have any navigational buoys so you just thread your way in following depths and charts. Our favorite and most memorable locations we’ve experienced have been in these gunk holes.
|Poorhouse Cove panorama|
|Ready to dinghy back with purchased |
lobsters from the Fisherman's Co-Op
|Tenants Hrb. - Long Cove anchorage|
|Kathy kayaking back to Carina on|
the Perry Creek, Vinalhaven Is