Cruising Maine September 2011 VI
09 September 2011 | Camden, Penobscot Bay, Maine
Cruising Maine September 2011 VI Friday, September 09, 2011 - 9 PM Camden Penobscot Bay, Maine Water temperature 66 F
The sun finally came out yesterday and we had a fine day at Warren Island. We went ashore and walked around the island to stretch our legs. Then, we saw a lobsterman unloading his catch at a float so we dinghied over to see if he would sell us some lobsters. We bought two big lobsters for $15, he was happy with the transaction, we were happy with the transaction; if only life was always that simple. We brought the lobsters back to the boat and hung them over the side in a laundry bag to keep them alive and kicking until dinner time. When it was time to get the lobsters out of the bag, they were downright feisty. We steamed the larger one 20 minutes and the smaller one 15 minutes and they were cooked to perfection. The table was a mess when we were finished but it was worth it.
This morning we dropped our mooring and motored seven miles to Camden where we picked up another mooring. Moorings aren't free in Camden but the $40/night at Wayfarer Marine includes free launch service, use of a loaner car and showers. Wayfarer has a laundry at the dock and we really needed a laundry day. So Patti did laundry and I made a grocery run. Tonight we went back ashore and finally had the dinner in town that we have been trying to have for the last week. Tomorrow is a play day in Camden.