Two on Arapesh

Loved this place on the water, a lawn of ferns - no cutting required!

17 June 2024 | Camden, ME
Bob Kennell
We met a couple from Brooklyn, newly retired chefs, Loren and Hervé who have a 38’ Bristol called Voilà. They are preparing for a year sailing south after which they want to ship it to Europe where Hervé has family. They shared with us invaluable local knowledge for our route towards Cape Cod.

Camden, Lunenburg on steroids!

17 June 2024 | Camden, ME
Bob Kennell
Camden is like Lunenburg on steroids. Drop dead gorgeous, it is a quintessential new england harbour with many, many windjammers. While protected by Curtis Island, the locals still talk about the storms of this past winter, as did others en route. I can’t imagine the surge coming up at least 30 feet to the pier. We have access to the most upscale services, including laundry and showers. (The view into the harbour from the French doors of the facilities where we are updating the log is incredible; as massive classic yachts go by our work is interrupted!)

I could get into yoga on a boat like this!

17 June 2024 | Camden, ME
Bob Kennell
Besides most docks were taken up with windjammers and super yachts. We saw the largest - 78`catamaran, “Namaste” that we have ever seen; it would definitely require crew. It is available for charter, New England East Coast in the summer and the Caribbean in the winter! Look it up! It comes complete with Nespresso coffee machine, ice makers, scuba equipment, e-bikes... the list is long!

A full-service marina - it takes two to polish!

17 June 2024 | Camden, ME
Bob Kennell
After contacting Lyman-Morse Marina for a mooring ball, we were met by their launch and directed to our mooring ball! That should tell you everything. This place is set up to serve the well-heeled. We had chosen the cheap option at $55 a night. We could have chosen a floating dock for an extra $30, and we never asked the price for a real dock.

This is but one of the photos Bob took of the windjammers!

17 June 2024 | Camden, ME
Bob Kennell
Schooners, or windjammers as they are known, seem to multiply as we closed in on Camden.

A lighthouse as we enter Penobscot Bay.

17 June 2024 | Camden, ME
Bob Kennell
After a quiet evening, that included more cribbage, we headed off to Camden the next morning in bright sunshine. Again, a little sailing, a little too much motoring, we crossed the renowned Penobscot Bay in bright sunshine.
Vessel Name: Arapesh
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 411
Hailing Port: Montreal
Crew: Bob and Liz Kennell
About:
Covid and life events delayed our long-planned sailing adventure downeast. Determined to explore our own waters and make up for our shameful lack of knowledge of Canada’s waterways, the planets aligned for a summer 2023 departure. [...]
Extra:
Our Itinerary – the broad strokes! We are heading to the Canadian Maritimes via the St. Lawrence. With stops in Quebec City, Tadoussac and points along the Gaspé Coast, then offshore to the Magdalen Islands, and then to PEI before heading to NS through the Canso Causeway. After exploring [...]
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