Blue Hill and Castine
19 August 2013 | Castine, Smith Cove`
Das Kaiserlisches Yacht
On Sunday 8/18 I motored up Blue Hill Bay, and picked up a mooring at the Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club (I love that name and wonder what its origin is.) I rode my bike up and down the hills to “downtown” Blue Hill for drinks at the almost empty Village Pub. Back on board I had to fend off a 57 ft sailing yacht that was on a mooring next to me. Due to lack of wind and a little current in the mooring field we were swinging differently. Outside Blue Hill a large schooner yacht was anchored. It was the Germania Nova, a recent replica of a yacht that once belonged to the German Kaiser Wilhelm. But did they have to pick this anchorage and block the green buoys of the entrance channel from my view?
On Monday 8/19 I was underway at 0830 and motored the first 2 hours when a nice breeze allowed us to sail for the next 4 hours and up the scenic Eggemoggin Reach and on to Castine, where I anchored at 1445 in Smith Cove.