Thursday, August 25, 2016

Little Cat Feet

Still one of my favorite poems and so true here in Maine.

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

Carl Sandburg

And a Fog-bow (fog rainbow)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Freedom in Somes Sound

Click the link below for a video of us anchored in Somes Sound, Maine.


We headed downeast to Mistake Island. Lots of lobster pots to dodge, in fact so many that it was not as enjoyable a sail as we expected. It should have been a nice downwind sail with our code zero sail and our whisker pole. It was for a short while but we ended up turning the engine on and motor sailing with the mainsail only. We needed the extra power to slalom our way through the traps. Seas really picked up as we got close to Moose Peak lighthouse but we rocked and rolled our way into the cut and headed for our planned anchorage behind Mistake and next to Knight islands. Talk about lobster pots, wow! There were already 4 boats anchored in the area with a ton of lobster pots. Yes, this plan was a mistake but never fear we found a great, well protected spot right off Mud Hole in Wass Island. The next day we dinghied over to Mistake Island.

The cut to come into the Mistake, Knight and Wass Islands

The Moose Peak lighthouse

The trail leading to the lighthouse

Beautiful rocky shore

We picked wild blueberries, blackberries and raspberries for our breakfast granola