Monday, July 28, 2014


We left the nice little town of Rockland and enjoyed a beautiful sail east to the Fox Islands Thorofare to make Seal Bay on Vinalhaven Island. In the thorofare, the lobster pots were THICK. Thankfully we dodged em all. This picture doesn't really tell just how bad it was.

Seal Bay was a nice place to ride out a bit of blustery weather passing thru. It was also a great place to collect mussels. I dinghied to a rocky outcrop nearby at low tide. The commercial guys were wearing hip boots but I could stay in the dink in a foot of water and pluck all the mussels I wanted off the bottom. Collected about 40, perfect for a meal.

Took a bit of scraping of barnacles to prepare them for cooking as well as several rinses.

The final act was to turn them over to Chris and let her do her magic. Steamed in diced tomatoes, shallots, garlic and white wine. Mmmmm. Absolutely the best mussel dinner I've ever had!