We are Down East!
16 July 2013 | Birch Harbor, Schoodic Peninsula, Maine
After our busy day yesterday we slept in a bit this morning and then got ready to finally leave Bass Harbor again. All that time we spent in Bass Harbor and today was the first time we actually got to see the lighthouse, pictured above, when we turned left out of the harbor instead of right.
There was really no wind so we motored north in the Gulf of Maine, past the mountain we had looked down from yesterday. We were able to put the jib out and increase our speed a bit when we got closer to our destination, which was Bunker Cove on the Schoodic Peninsula. When we got close enough to see in to the cove Bill realized it was full of lobster pots, not an easy place to anchor. We decided to go to the next harbor and that is where we are anchored now. We had some trouble getting our anchor to hold. Bill pulled it up when it was obviously dragging as we were setting it. It was completely tangled in kelp. The second try worked better.
We were looking forward to an easy, relaxing afternoon. Since our water was hot from the couple of hours of motoring we both took showers. Then we took a nap! After the nap Bill was pulling out some things we had stored in the bilge and we discovered that the container of outboard engine oil that we were storing had leaked all over the place. So much for the relaxing afternoon. We had to pull everything out and clean it all up. It was a dirty mess.
While this is a fine anchorage, it’s nothing to get excited about, and it’s not so calm, we are rolling a bit. We are leaving again in the morning to go to Mistake Island. The first cruiser we met when we got here told us it’s a mistake not to go to Mistake - so we are going!