Avelinda Summer 2015

15 August 2015 | Harraseeket River, South Freeport Maine
14 August 2015 | The Basin, Casco Bay off the New Meadows River
13 August 2015 | High Island, Muscle Ridge Channel, Mid-Coast Maine
12 August 2015 | Zippy to Enchanted Island
11 August 2015 | Saddleback porch
10 August 2015 | Jericho Bay
10 August 2015 | Saddleback view & cabin
09 August 2015 | Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, Stonington, ME
09 August 2015 | Post office
08 August 2015 | Isle any Haut
07 August 2015 | Under the Deer Isle bridge
06 August 2015 | Little Avelinda next to State of Maine (MMA)
04 August 2015 | Pond Island Light, Blue Hill/Jericho
03 August 2015 | Galley Cove, Bartlett Island
02 August 2015 | Buckle Harbor, Swans Island
01 August 2015 | Northeast Harbor, Maine
30 July 2015 | Gulf of Maine: before sunrise
29 July 2015 | Gulf of maine
28 July 2015 | Shelburne Harbor Yacht Club
26 July 2015 | Lockport, Nova Scotia

Biking Isle au Haut

09 August 2015 | Post office
PM/ crisp clear warm sun, cool
Isle a haut

You got to love that island life. The pace is so different than anywhere else on the mainland and everyone you meet is so friendly. We spent the day biking the island but first we needed to mail some bills so we visited the post. It was about the size of a small closet but efficient, quaint and still operating. Some of our island post offices in Maine have had trouble staying open due to the lack of patrons. People don't write personal letters the way they used to before email and the Internet. In order for our island post offices to continue to stay alive they need to be an asset to their community which is why we buy our stamps online from our local islands like Cliff Island or Chebeague.

The day was sunny and dry so we spent our day biking from the town landing along the western side then around to the eastern side and ended up having lunch at a cobble beach then swam at a pond which was lovely. We considered biking the whole island but we were told that much of the southern section was a rough dirt road and not much fun to bike, in fact several people said that they wouldn't bike it if they had the choice so we listened to their advice.

We did end up going to the ranger station to read about the park and spoke with the ranger for a bit. Apparently he lives in Stonington and not on the island. He mentioned that the Richardson lighthouse at the southwest end of the island rents rooms to the public like a B&B with a going rate of $300 a night including meals - must be nice. I guess if you want to say you stayed in the light keepers house on Isle au Haut then it's all worth it.
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Vessel Name: Avelinda
Vessel Make/Model: Ericson 32 - 200
Hailing Port: South Freeport, ME
Crew: Capt Pete and First Mate Carey
About: Peter works for Friends of Casco Bay; Carey works as 8th Grade Teacher
Extra: We gain spiritual connection to the earth, and rejuvenation upon being together on the ocean. We are excited about our upcoming 10 week cruise the coast of Maine to Nova Scotia
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Avelinda is fixed and ready for spring

Who: Capt Pete and First Mate Carey
Port: South Freeport, ME