Avelinda Summer 2015

04 July 2020 | Yankee Marina, Yarmouth Maine
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

Crossing Penobscot Bay

13 August 2015 | High Island, Muscle Ridge Channel, Mid-Coast Maine
CH/ Sunny, warm, good sailing winds
Again we were concerned about the weather. This time, not due to storms, but the lack of wind predicted for the next three days was a little disheartening considering we had a long way to travel back to Freeport and plane tickets to catch upon return. We knew it would still be gorgeous to motor, but it's just not the same.

After motoring just to get to Mark Island area of Penobscot Bay, we were pleasantly surprised with 10-15 knot winds. We hoisted up the sails, and this enabled us to travel calmly at about 4.5 knots directly in the direction we wanted to go -- Fox Island Thorofare. Last summer, Peter and I had biked from Pulpit Harbor to North Harbor, but we had never boated through it. Surprisingly, there were farms, wooded edges, cozy little coves amongst the busy boating traffic. We decided to get fuel as we passed the town since it was so close.

After the stop we cruised the Thorofare back out into the other side of the bay. Happily, the wind had picked up and we considered going even farther than to Dix Island in Muscle Ridge Channel. In the end, we were ready to stop, even though we were tempted to keep at it with the good winds. We anchored among several other cruisers, and there was a bit of a rock at the incoming tide, but all in all it was a calm night. Before dinner, we decided to explore High Island quarry. In the quarry was some fresh water we couldn't resist -- it felt so good to swim in the warm, fresh water. At one point on Dix Island there were 2000 quarrymen, towns, railroads, opera houses, etc! Funny to explore what seems like rock pile stories of a bygone era in this Maine wilderness.
Comments
Vessel Name: Avelinda
Vessel Make/Model: Ericson 32 - 200
Hailing Port: South Freeport, ME
Crew: Capt Pete and First Mate Carey
About: Peter owns and is captain of Seacoast Tours of Maine LLC; 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 cruise the coast of Maine .
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Avelinda is fixed and ready for travel

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