Gone With The Wind

Vessel Name: White Wings
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina
Hailing Port: Mount Pleasant, SC
Crew: Laurie and Frank Thigpen
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31 July 2017
31 July 2017 | Climbing the Beehive
27 July 2017 | Mt. Champlain, Mt. Desert island
24 July 2017
23 July 2017 | Kurt Diederich's Path - Acadia National Park
23 July 2017 | Emory Path - Acadia National Park
Recent Blog Posts
16 August 2017

Cuttyhunk

So Cuttyhunk is a beautiful little island off the coast of Massachusetts. Frank and I went here 33 years ago when we were cruising. It's one of the few places that we've revisited! It's a popular cruising destination because of its proximity to Newport, its completely protected anchorage, its cliffs and its beaches. All this and I don't have a single picture of the place! We had a great stroll around the island. Waited in line to buy ice cream from a girl serving it out of a little trailer. Ate pizza at a BYOB place on picnic tables in the shade. These are the most popular eating establishments on Cuttyhunk and were just perfect for us. We went swimming for the first time since we left in May...and it was still pretty damn cold!!

15 August 2017

Jewel to Onset

Well, I'll confess, I've kind of let this blog go recently. We've really just been plugging along recently, as we left Maine and got through the Cape Cod Canal. We went from Monhegan/Banana to Jewel Island. Jewel's a pretty, small island but pales in comparison with what we saw in Mt. Dessert! It's very popular with weekend campers and a very well protected anchorage for cruisers! From Jewel we went to Gloucester. Gloucester was a little run down, but there was a great grocery store within walking distance of boat! The other good thing about Gloucester, was that we ran into friends that we'd met on Sommesville, Jay and Rene aboard Minx! From Gloucester, we went to Plymouth. Plymouth was a difficult cruising spot, as it's an hour motor from the bay into a very crowded and unprotected anchorage. It is a pretty little town and of course, is home to an abundance of American historical sites. It's the first time we've been HOT since May!!! Isn't that obnoxious? Anyway, we did enjoy trudging around town, but would not recommend it to fellow cruisers. We left Plymouth early afternoon and got through the canal smoothly. Dropped the hook in Onsett and had a quiet, uneventful night in that lovely anchorage!

12 August 2017

Manana Island

Manana is a companion island to Monhegan - just 150 yards apart. The cool thing about Manana is that it's home to a fog station and actually had a fog station keeper and house, but nothing else! The lighthouse is on Monhegan. The rail line on Manana was necessary to provision the fog keepers house, as [...]

12 August 2017

Monhegan Island -fairy houses

There's a popular hike here through the Cathedral Woods. The children of the village make "fairy houses" out of pine cones, bark, etc. for visiting fairies. Sometimes the fairies leave thank you prizes for the builders of the houses...!

12 August 2017

Monhegan Island

Sell the boat or come back to Maine????

Cuttyhunk

16 August 2017
So Cuttyhunk is a beautiful little island off the coast of Massachusetts. Frank and I went here 33 years ago when we were cruising. It's one of the few places that we've revisited! It's a popular cruising destination because of its proximity to Newport, its completely protected anchorage, its cliffs and its beaches. All this and I don't have a single picture of the place! We had a great stroll around the island. Waited in line to buy ice cream from a girl serving it out of a little trailer. Ate pizza at a BYOB place on picnic tables in the shade. These are the most popular eating establishments on Cuttyhunk and were just perfect for us. We went swimming for the first time since we left in May...and it was still pretty damn cold!!

Jewel to Onset

15 August 2017
Well, I'll confess, I've kind of let this blog go recently. We've really just been plugging along recently, as we left Maine and got through the Cape Cod Canal. We went from Monhegan/Banana to Jewel Island. Jewel's a pretty, small island but pales in comparison with what we saw in Mt. Dessert! It's very popular with weekend campers and a very well protected anchorage for cruisers! From Jewel we went to Gloucester. Gloucester was a little run down, but there was a great grocery store within walking distance of boat! The other good thing about Gloucester, was that we ran into friends that we'd met on Sommesville, Jay and Rene aboard Minx! From Gloucester, we went to Plymouth. Plymouth was a difficult cruising spot, as it's an hour motor from the bay into a very crowded and unprotected anchorage. It is a pretty little town and of course, is home to an abundance of American historical sites. It's the first time we've been HOT since May!!! Isn't that obnoxious? Anyway, we did enjoy trudging around town, but would not recommend it to fellow cruisers. We left Plymouth early afternoon and got through the canal smoothly. Dropped the hook in Onsett and had a quiet, uneventful night in that lovely anchorage!

Manana Island

12 August 2017
Manana is a companion island to Monhegan - just 150 yards apart. The cool thing about Manana is that it's home to a fog station and actually had a fog station keeper and house, but nothing else! The lighthouse is on Monhegan. The rail line on Manana was necessary to provision the fog keepers house, as the cliff it's upon is very steep. We were in the museum, reading about life on the two islands and there was one account written in the 1800's by a young girl who lived on the smaller Manana island. She talked about going to school on the larger Monhegan island. Her father would take her across in his small boat. When the weather was "kicked up", he couldn't land the boat and he'd have to THROW HER to a lobsterman on the dock! She said, "it always made mother nervous"!!!!
Now, Manana is just home to sheep, birds and a crazy man that Frank stumbled upon one morning. The island has no buildings on it except for the dilapidated fog keepers' house and this one rather attractive house that Frank couldn't figure out. It was odd that it was there to begin with, so Frank went to explore... the house has been under construction for FORTY years! This man lives a couple of hours from Monhegan and is building it by himself...in his spare time! He was working on the windows that day! Frank said he appeared to be in his sixties. House might be inhabitable for his grandkids!

Monhegan Fairy houses

12 August 2017

Monhegan Island -fairy houses

12 August 2017
There's a popular hike here through the Cathedral Woods. The children of the village make "fairy houses" out of pine cones, bark, etc. for visiting fairies. Sometimes the fairies leave thank you prizes for the builders of the houses...!

Monhegan Island

12 August 2017
Sell the boat or come back to Maine????
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