Wayward Wind's Wanderings

07 October 2012 | Wayward Wind at a dock on Back Creek, Annapolis, Maryland
07 October 2012 | Wayward Wind at a dock on Back Creek, Annapolis, Maryland
01 October 2012 | Anchored in the Rhode River off the Chesapeake Bay, MD
28 September 2012 | Anchored in the Rhode River off the Chesapeake Bay, MD
26 September 2012 | Anchored in Worton Creek off the Chesapeake Bay, MD
15 September 2012 | Anchored in Worton Creek off the Chesapeake Bay, MD
12 September 2012 | Anchored in the East Fork of Langford Creek off the Chester River off the Chesapeake Bay
11 September 2012 | Anchored in the Corsica River off the Chester River off the Chesapeake Bay
10 September 2012 | Anchored in the Corsica River off the Chester River off the Chesapeake Bay
07 September 2012 | Underway in the Chesapeake Bay
04 September 2012 | Anchored up the Sassafras River off the Chesapeake Bay, MD
03 September 2012 | Underway in the Delaware Bay
02 September 2012 | Underway in the Atlantic Ocean east of Great Egg Harbor Inlet
01 September 2012 | Underway approaching New York City
31 August 2012 | Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY
30 August 2012 | Underway in Long Island Sound
29 August 2012 | Underway in Long Island Sound
27 August 2012 | Thames River, Gales Ferry, CT
23 August 2012 | Great Salt Pond, Block Island, RI
22 August 2012 | Underway on Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

Cruising Maine September 2011 XI

20 September 2011 | The Goslings, Casco Bay, Maine
Roland
Cruising Maine September 2011 XI Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 9 AM The Goslings Casco Bay, Maine Water temperature 59 F

Sunday was another fine fall day here in Casco Bay, Maine and we took advantage of it by going to Jewell Island. Jewell is a popular location with a small anchorage but we hoped that by early afternoon on a fall Sunday there would be room to anchor when we got there. As we arrived at Jewell, one boat was pulling anchor and there was plenty of room for us to anchor. The bottom there is reported to be good holding mud but the first time we tried to set the anchor, it didn't hold. That was the first time this summer that the anchor didn't set first try. When I pulled the anchor up to reset it, it was covered with a thin, soupy mud; not the thick, heavy mud we usually see here in Maine. I think so many boats anchor at Jewell that over the course of the summer that they plow up the bottom. The second time we set the anchor it held.

Jewell is a State owned island that during WWII was an island outpost guarding the Portland harbor. There are two concrete lookout towers on the island and assorted bunkers, crumbling barracks, and gun pads. We climbed the tallest tower and were rewarded with a scenic view of Casco Bay..

By Sunday night, we were the only boat anchored at Jewell and we had the place to ourselves. Monday morning we pulled anchor and moved a few miles to The Goslings. This is another very popular weekend spot with many permanent mooring balls. We picked up a secure looking mooring and went ashore on the easternmost Gosling. After beachcombing for awhile it was time to head back to the boat and go to work. We are getting ready to store the boat here in Maine for the winter and the list of things that need to be done is fairly long. Yesterday I changed the engine oil and pickled the reverse osmosis water maker. Two chores down, 28 more to go.

It's time to drop our mooring and head to Royal River Boatyard. We pick up a rent car this afternoon and go retrieve our van and trailer.
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Vessel Name: Wayward Wind
Vessel Make/Model: Pacific Seacraft 37
Hailing Port: Quintana, TX
Crew: Captain Roland, Admiral Patti & Kalko the Sailing Cat
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