02 July 2013 | Rockland, Maine
We’ve spent four days in Rockland but we are moving on tomorrow. We really like it here. We’ve managed to get all our supermarket and laundry tasks done and also found some restaurants and bakeries we have enjoyed. There are two different docks we’ve used, one is close to the town where the shops and marine store are. It’s the public dock where you can tie your dinghy up for free and for $2 you can take an eight minute hot shower. Since our hot water heater was having some issues getting the water hot when we ran our engine, we did each have a $2 shower. It was very nice! The other dock is closer to the supermarket, Laundromat, and Bill’s new favorite breakfast restaurant. After tomorrow morning we will have eaten breakfast there three times!
We’ve also been able to watch the ferries come in and out of town. The other day a huge schooner, of which there are apparently many in Maine, sailed through the mooring field, took a turn around all the boats and went back out to the more open water, in the fog! It’s been cold, rainy, and mostly foggy the entire time we’ve been in Rockland. I thought it only fitting that I put a fog picture up today.
This morning it was so rough where we were anchored that we couldn’t stand it. We went over to the other side of the town where it was more protected from the wind direction that would be blowing all day, along with all the rain, and cold… This time we tried a time honored Maine tradition. We “borrowed” someone’s private mooring. All the mooring balls have names of the boats and their owners and the word PRIVATE written on them. The ball we took is for the boat “Making Waves” but we thought there was no way they would show up on a rainy, miserable, Tuesday – so we are using their mooring ball just for tonight.
They say the weather will be better tomorrow. We will see about that… Not sure where we will end up yet but it is time to move on!