Back in Casco BayMarkus
11-Sep-2011, The Goslings
We're back at The Goslings tonight (a gfew miles NE from Portland) after a great sail from Christmas Cove (so named because Captain John Smith spent Christmas 1614 there), starting in light winds this morning and ending up beating into 15-20 kn across Casco Bay under sunny skies. This pretty much concludes our little "Maine Shakedown Cruise" which we greatly enjoyed over the past 9 days. We had some great sailing (incl. a longish 55 nm day from Seal Bay to Christmas Cove where we averaged 6+ kn which - at least on Namani's scale - feels fast!), beautiful anchorages, an enjoyable two days in Castine (despite the rain) and nice reunions with friends along the way. Namani did very well and the new suit of sails makes a big difference. There are some smaller jobs to take care of but by and large it feels like the ratio of sailing time to boat work time is over the hump for now ;-)
A Bay to ourselves...Markus
09-Sep-2011, Seal Bay, Vinal Haven
... almost. We were one of three boats in Seal Bay, a beautiful anchorage on the NE end of Vinal Haven in Penobscot Bay (thanks for the tip, Mike!). Left Castine at 09:20 this morning and had a beautiful sail beam/broad-reaching in northerly winds.
New Photo AlbumMarkus
08-Sep-2011, Castine, Maine
Added a new photo album "Maine Shakedown Cruise" (see photo gallery link on the right). The picture above shows Nicky and Papa in North Haven, using the grocery store's wifi to check the weather forecast.
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Namani at Sea Impression