Cruising Maine September 2011 IV
05 September 2011 | Seal Bay, Vinalhaven, Maine
Cruising Maine September 2011 IV Labor Day Monday, September 05, 2011 - 10 AM Seal Bay Vinalhaven, Maine Water temperature 62 F
We went exploring by dinghy yesterday but a low tide greatly restricted where we could go and where we could get ashore. We dinghied by sunbathing seals, but not too close so we didn't alarm them. We landed the dinghy on a gravel beach by Big Hen Island and walked on the shoreline for a ways but couldn't find a trail to go inland. We came back to the big boat and planned to go back out in the dinghy in the late afternoon when the tide would be in.
By noon, the flag was snapping and cracking with the wind gusting 20 knots. We decided it would be a good day to just hang out onboard.