Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Downeast 2008...

It has been a rainy Summer and we've been waiting for a clear weather prediction. The stars aligned and the weather changed for a week starting on August 25th.

For less than a week of cruising, there wasn't much to get together. As each bag was collected in our "mud room," Dylan kept a careful watch. He didn't know what was going on but he wanted to make sure he was going wherever those bags were going.

We took off on the 26th. Our plan was to head out Eggemoggin Reach, turn left (east) and explore.

The weather was flat calm with a few northwest breezes. Northwest winds mean clear, dry air, perfect for all of the Maine windjammers out trying to have a good end of the season. We saw large schooners everywhere along our path.

We decided to experience Frenchman Bay, the eastern side of Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park. It's a bay we hadn't ever gone into by boat. Deep in the bay is the little town of Sorrento. As a destination, it allowed us to traverse the entire bay and see all of the mountains and beautiful blue waters. We anchored in Sorrento's harbor by late afternoon, enough time to settle in, cook dinner, and watch the beautiful sunset and mountains in the background.

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