20 June 2011 | Richmond, ME
What a difference a day makes! After an eventful night in Rockport that featured me and Anne doing plumbing at 3am (just a freshwater issue, nothing radical), we slipped out of the harbor and found maybe 10 knots of wind and calm seas...We were able to sail for a bit but mostly we just motored as the wind faded, shifted 180 degrees, and built back to 10-15 knots from directly astern.
We are anchored just south of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, just around the corner from Portland. The forecast continues to look reasonable so we are planning to get underway tomorrow morning and set our course for the 36-hour passage to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Sailblogs has been exceptionally unreliable these past few days (which is why we had to do the catch-up posts when we could finally connect again) so nobody panic if we don't post immediately on Wednesday evening!
The picture is of the lighthouse on Thatcher Island which is just off Cape Ann. After all of our miles and adventures, we're all looking forward to returning to our home waters and seeing the Cape Forchu light...