The State of MaineMarkus
08-Sep-2011, Castine, Maine
Had a great visit to the "State if Maine", the training ship of the Maine Maritime Academy that's located here in Castine. One the Academy's upper classmen gave us a very interesting tour. Nicky's highlight was a peak in the engine room (see picture below).
Up in Penobscot BayMarkus
07-Sep-2011, Castine, Maine
A quick update from Castine where we tied up at the town dock last night. Had a very nice trip up here with stops in Casco Bay's "The Basin", Boothbay Harbor, Long Cove and Pulpit Harbor up in Penobscot Bay.
Dinghy ride to the airportMarkus
01-Sep-2011, Portland, Maine
Sailed back to Portland this morning to drop off Laura at the airport there. Laura may not have had the sailing vacation she expected but she sure will have a story to tell: Running aground (on our first departure down the Royal River - luckily lifted out by the rising tide within a few miniutes), towing a motorboat out of fuel off the rocks at Moshier Island (on our return to Yankee Marina), watching hurricane Irene pass by (by then downgraded to tropical storm) - and finally two very fine sailing days. Now we plan to sail to The Basin tomorrow and then make our way up to Penobscot Bay.
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Namani at Sea Impression