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

Many Days in One

11 August 2015 | Saddleback porch
CH/ Huge surf, 25knot winds, big storm, cozy cabin
The weather prediction for the late afternoon and evening was severe wind, rain, and thunderstorms. We were glad to be in our cozy cabin, but we were very concerned about Avelinda given that Maine Coast Heritage Trust, from whom we were renting the cabin and mooring, said it would not be good to keep a boat on that mooring in a SW winds over 20 knots. Gusts over 25 were predicted. After much consulting with various weather stations at various times, we decided to bring our boat back to the Quarry Adventures, and have "Capt. Bill" drive us back to our cabin in his lobster style boat. Webb Cove is a little more protected, and he assured us of new chain and "big rocks" for the mooring. So we headed off on the scenic route through Merchant Row islands, the backside of Crotch Island where the granite is still quarried, and down the Deer Isle Thorofare to get there. We saw other boats, had a good breeze, and caught our ride back to the island.

The day was spent exploring the island, hanging on the porch drinking tea, and awaiting the storm. It was a doozie of a storm. Even if the mooring had held we would have gotten no sleep, so we were happy with our decision to get rid of our boat! At night we got a bit goofy and we became curious about what was in a HUGE, new white box up on an empty loft. We hoisted Rusty up there to explore, and found it was a whole new chimney to be installed. Getting him down from there was questionable, but we were all happy to have the answer to our questions. We sat around the stone fireplace, caught up with each other, laughed and had a great night.
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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