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11 August 2016 | Wooden Boat School anchorage, Eggemoggin Reach
What else??? Beautiful!
The anchorage at McGlatherties is formed by a small gap between McGlatherties and nearby Round Island. In another sunny morning, we decided to hike around Round Island. As it was low tide, we hoped to be able to make it by walking the rocky shore. Only 1/2 mile in diameter, it was not a long hike, but it was a strenuous one. In places we had to bushwack our way for short distances through the woods, in other areas, wade through seaweed. But we made it!
After a slow start to the day and our hike complete, it was noon, so we had lunch before heading off for our last stop, the Wooden Boat School. Our primary interest was not the school, although it is interesting. Our primary reason was to have dinner at the nearby Brooklyn Inn.
Because it is 5 miles away from the school, they will pick up boaters for dinner. So at 1745 hrs, we were heading down the road, driven by the wife of the owner. We wondered about our return ride as she announced they were eating at the restaurant also, entertaining friends. But we settled in.
If you have seen any of the Faulty Towers shows, you will understand when we thought we had just been seated in Faulty Towers. The owner seated us with a flourish, took our drink orders and disappeared... for 45 minutes, only to return with a bottle of wine for himself and his guests. The one waitress was quickly overwhelmed by the stream of arriving customers.
After she finally retrieved our drinks and took our orders, we settled in. Appetizers, cucumber soup and roasted Caesar salad, arrived in due course, both excellent. Dinners arrived, pan roasted halibut with mushroom risotto and glazed carrots... but no wine. After 10 minutes, I finally sought out our harried waitress who apologized and produced the wine. Meanwhile the owners sat oblivious to the chaos and obviously unhappy customers, all waiting for something or other. At one point the waitress had to chase the chef back into the kitchen as he was enjoying talking to all the waiting customers. But the food was excellent and we were able to just sit back and enjoy the chaotic scene. Ready to head back to the boat (5 miles away), our driver was just tucking in to her dinner. I spoke to the waitress who rolled her eyes and told the busboy to drive us. A great evening!