Another Foggy Day
10 July 2013 | Webb Cove, Deer Isle, Maine
We headed back to Deer Isle to meet up with our old neighbors from when we lived in Philadelphia. They are driving up to Maine today to stay with friends of theirs and we will get together, probably tomorrow. The weather is pretty miserable right now. Like yesterday, it’s not raining but it is foggy and cold. We only had about a half mile visibility on our trip over here. We motored the whole way. I’ve posted a picture we took last night from outside the lobster pound. There were no pictures taken today!
Our original plan was to anchor off the beach near our friends’ friends’ house. Then Bill thought about it a bit more and realized that no one wants to climb into a dinghy from a beach in this kind of cold weather to come out to the boat, you can’t really do it without getting your feet wet. He started exploring other places in the area that we could go and found an adventure company that rented moorings. They even have a launch to take you to shore and back to your boat that would be great for our guests. Best yet, they have hot showers! We headed in that direction, winding through the islands and huge rocks that are everywhere around here. That is when I saw the dolphins. There were three of them. I just saw them briefly but they were the first dolphins we’ve seen since we’ve been in Maine.
After we got to the mooring we went in to check out the place and take showers. We decided to use our dinghy because it didn’t seem to be like the places we’ve been recently where there are people waiting to bring you the launch whenever you want. We weren’t sure what kind of place it was. As it turns out – it’s a campground, but oh so much more. It is called Old Quarry Ocean Adventures and anything you might want to do on the water, or the area, they will facilitate it for you. The owner said he will pretty much sell you anything and if you look around this place it is true. They even have fresh steamed lobster available for take out! The main thing we wanted today though was showers. We were very successful with that. The shower was hot and had no time limit, which is something we’ve become accustomed to now. On our boat the time limit is that the hot water runs out. Other places where we’ve paid for showers the water stops after whatever time the token they sell you runs out.
Hopefully the weather will be better tomorrow and we can take our friends sailing. Either way we are looking forward to spending time with them again!