Alacrity Travels

Vessel Name: Alacrity
Vessel Make/Model: Saga 43
Hailing Port: Oriental, NC
Crew: Lesley & Dan Allen
13 July 2018 | Bath to Seguin to Love Cove (Southport Island/Sheepscot River)
13 July 2018 | Bath - Maine Maritime Museum
13 July 2018 | Harmon Harbor to Bath
11 July 2018 | The Basin to Harmon Harbor
10 July 2018
08 July 2018 | Harpswell (Long Cove) to Snow Island
08 July 2018 | South Freeport to Harpswell, ME
08 July 2018 | South Freeport, ME
08 July 2018 | Portland to South Freeport, ME
08 July 2018 | Portland, ME
08 July 2018 | Richmond Island to Portland, ME
02 July 2018 | Richmond Island, Cape Elizabeth
02 July 2018 | Cape Porpoise to Cape Elizabeth
30 June 2018 | Cape Porpoise
30 June 2018 | Kittery to Cape Porpoise
25 June 2018 | Rockport, MA to Kittery, ME to Andover, MA
25 June 2018 | Rockport, MA
25 June 2018 | Scituate, MA to Rockport
25 June 2018 | Onset to Scituate, MA
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13 July 2018 | Bath to Seguin to Love Cove (Southport Island/Sheepscot River)

July 13, Friday

Luck went our way today. We rode the current down the river quickly. Since we had to leave at 6 to catch the outgoing tide, we decided we had time to visit Seguin light. We picked up a mooring there by 8 and had breakfast before going ashore so we didn’t disturb the caretakers too early.

13 July 2018 | Bath - Maine Maritime Museum

July 12, Thursday

We stayed on the mooring at the Maritime Museum today. Only disappointments here were they advertised showers, there's really only one and the "Yachtmen's Center" it's in is also home base for the kids day camp; when we asked about the laundry they said they had in their brochure, they said: "well, we [...]

13 July 2018 | Harmon Harbor to Bath

July 11, Wednesday

We had an early start today so we could catch the current going up the Kennebec River to Bath. The Kennebec is Maine’s longest river, 150 miles. While the entrance isn’t that broad, the river widens about a mile in, and is surrounded by tall wooded hills. There was one thing missing from the river, [...]

11 July 2018 | The Basin to Harmon Harbor

July 10, Tuesday

Looks like hurricane Chris is heading more offshore, good news for all, we’ll continue to watch the storm’s progress over the next couple days and be ready to duck for cover. We already have reservations at the Maine Maritime Museum for Weds/Thurs, so we started that way today. We need to be somewhere [...]

10 July 2018

July 9, Monday

We woke to another calm anchorage and spent a little time checking the weather. We travelled this far north to get out of the way of hurricanes and it figures one is developing right near our home and is projected to head this way. It's suppose to stay off shore, but we'll plan to head up a river when [...]

08 July 2018 | Harpswell (Long Cove) to Snow Island

July 8, Sunday

23 knots of wind last night to zero this morning, the cove is even prettier glass calm. What could make it better? Lesley whipped up some eggs Benedict for breakfast, what a treat! We decided to just remove the tattered dodger, it sure makes it easier to see lobster pots and get a little warmth from [...]

July 13, Friday

13 July 2018 | Bath to Seguin to Love Cove (Southport Island/Sheepscot River)
Luck went our way today. We rode the current down the river quickly. Since we had to leave at 6 to catch the outgoing tide, we decided we had time to visit Seguin light. We picked up a mooring there by 8 and had breakfast before going ashore so we didn’t disturb the caretakers too early.
The light and the views were as gorgeous as we remembered. The “Friends of Seguin” who now have responsibility for the grounds (the Coast Guard still maintains the light itself) have made more improvements to the property, added more walking paths around the 60+ acre island and have a nice museum showing the history of the light and it’s keepers over the years. We climbed up into the light for the great view. The Seguin light, unlike several others, does not flash, but shines a steady light 360 degrees through it’s first order lense (which means it’s the largest size fresnel lense made - just under 10 feet high). The volunteer caretakers, Mary and Greg, were a wealth of information and a joy to talk with.
From Seguin we went through the anchorage at Five Islands. It was a little crowded for our taste, so we headed across the Sheepscot River to Love Cove. There are two moorings here owned by Eliot Winslow, a former harbor pilot and tugboat tycoon, he has them labeled “Guest Winslow” which are available on a first come basis. One was there just waiting for us, so we ended up in a great spot with a nice view of the western edge of the harbor and the setting sun.
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