Adventures of Calypso

06 August 2013 | Somesville, Mt. Desert
04 August 2013 | Eggemoggin Reach
03 August 2013 | Benjamin River
02 August 2013 | Castine
01 August 2013 | Castine
20 July 2013 | Pulpit Harbor
18 July 2013 | Camden
17 July 2013 | North Haven
16 July 2013 | Winter Harbor, Vinalhaven
14 July 2013 | Pulpit Harbor
13 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
12 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
08 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
07 July 2013 | Harbor Island, Muscongus Bay
06 July 2013 | Pemaquid Harbor
05 July 2013 | Snow Island, Casco Bay
04 July 2013 | Snow Island, Casco Bay
25 July 2012 | Home again
24 July 2012
24 July 2012 | Boothbay

Another candidate

21 January 2011 | Compass Cay Marina
Sunny, S 10-15
For one of the Top Five Beaches! While this beach is not as long as Highbourne Cay, it is a graceful arc of pure fine sand with no trash, each lap of the wavelets making a fresh firm surface for walking. Meggie found a golden retriever to play with and had a massive romp.

Tiny Compass Key Marina is not for the faint of heart. The skinny channel scares off most sailboats (we're the only sailboat here), the supposed channel buoys are long gone and the spring tide sluices by the island at three knots. There's goodly current in the marina basin also and we gave a few onlookers some excitement as we turned around before tying up. And if that doesn't keep you away, the upscale dock fees might. We drew the line at $50 for electric; we'll make our own thank you.

But the crowd that survives the gauntlet is very friendly, and the owner Tucker likewise. And it is drop dead gorgeous here. There is a gaggle of nurse sharks and bonefish at the dock who are itching to be fed. You could hike all over the island for several days. And we'll be perfectly protected as the next front comes through, you guessed it, tomorrow NIGHT.
Vessel Name: Calypso
Vessel Make/Model: Gulfstar 50 ketch
Hailing Port: New Castle, NH
Crew: Jonathan and Christine

Who: Jonathan and Christine
Port: New Castle, NH