Brilliant Days

15 August 2018 | Lincolnville, ME
26 June 2018 | Butter Island, ME
29 August 2017 | Buckle Island and North Haven, ME
27 August 2017 | Northeast Harbor, ME
25 August 2017 | Frenchboro, Long Island, ME
22 August 2017 | Hurricane Island
01 August 2017 | Dix Island, ME
31 July 2017 | Tenants Harbor, ME
24 July 2017 | Penobscot Bay
11 May 2017 | Camden, ME
09 May 2017 | Georgetown, ME
08 May 2017 | Rockport, MA
07 May 2017 | Onset, MA
02 May 2017 | Barrington, RI
30 April 2017 | Duck Island, CT
29 April 2017 | Stamford, CT
28 April 2017 | Sandy Hook, NJ
27 April 2017 | Atlantic City
26 April 2017 | Cape May, NJ
23 April 2017 | Delaware City, DE

Summer Cruising

15 August 2018 | Lincolnville, ME
We have been somewhat lax in writing blog entries so far this summer so this will be a catch up on travels to date. Our trip in late June was interrupted by a need to return to Camden for a day to refill our water tanks after discovering they had almost emptied due to a leaky seal on the pump supplying water pressure to our heads and galley. We finished with a trip to nearby Warren Island and Islesboro a day later by isolating the pump except when needed and then replaced the seal a few days later. In early July we day-tripped to North Haven Island with Beth and Jared aboard and a few days later made a day trip to Belfast, ME with Jared aboard during the week he spent with us after the 4th. We got underway with just the two of us on July 31st for a five day trip. We anchored the first night a few miles from Mt. Desert off Buckle Island, where we had spent a day last August, and then spent two days in Northeast Harbor and a day and a half on Little Cranberry Island before transiting home via another overnight for weather avoidance (rain and fog) off Buckle Island. We did have clear weather for a day and a half in Northeast Harbor and a day on Little Cranberry between foggy spells and much enjoyed visiting our favorite spots in both places. Last Saturday, the 11th, we cruised five miles North of Camden to a mooring off Lincolnville Beach so that we would be ready to act as one of the volunteer Course Safety Boats for the annual three mile swim race from Lincolnville to Islesboro Island which started at 7:00 am on Sunday. Our job was to act as a boundary for the swimmers as well as to watch for anyone in trouble. Each swimmer was accompanied by either a paddle boarder or kayaker to act as their eyes and safety monitor. The day was cloudy and cool but visibility was good. The first of the 140+ swimmers finished in an hour and the last in just over three hours. The event was a fund raiser for the Maine LifeFlite rescue helicopter service which fortunately was not needed during the race. Pictured is one swimmer and escort as we directed them back onto the course. I’ll add some more pictures to our picture gallery for this summer.
Vessel Name: Brilliant
Vessel Make/Model: Grand Banks 42
Hailing Port: Camden, ME
Crew: Rich and Hildy Itkin
Brilliant's Photos - Main
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Summer 2017
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Who: Rich and Hildy Itkin
Port: Camden, ME