Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sunday, July 31st – lay day in Northeast Harbor

Epilogue to Saturday, July 30th.  Beginning at 9 PM, an outdoor tent wedding reception at the Asticou Lodge (head of the harbor) makes its presence known in the form of upbeat music performed by a live band.  The harbor is surrounded on … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 30th – lay day in Acadia National Park

Last night’s rainfall was the equivalent of the perfect snowfall on a ski vacation.  It began at 9 PM and ended at 6 AM.  No thunder.  No lightning.  No wind.  Just a steady all-night shower.  The sky is already brightening by … Continue reading

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Friday, July 29th – lay day at Acadia National Park

Dense fog blankets the harbor this morning.  We hop the public transit system and ride to Bar Harbor to see the sights.  There is more of everything in Bar Harbor.  More people, more traffic, more restaurants, more whale watcher tours … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 28th – lay day at Acadia National Park

The temperature is hovering around 58 degrees at daybreak.  Today will be sunny with a high temperature of 75…perfect weather to explore Acadia National Park by bicycle. Our tour begins on Sargent Drive, riding north along the eastern shoreline of Somes Sound … Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 27th

Rainshowers overnight give way to sun and clouds at daybreak.  We linger at our anchorage in Valley Cove over breakfast in the cockpit, admiring this incredible setting.  There is a 40% chance of rain today, but the morning sky does … Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 26th

Rain showers rinse the deck of Cutter Loose throughout the night.  Morning brings overcast skies and cool temperatures.  We dig out fleece and socks from the clothes locker.  This is starting to feel more like Maine. The harbor entertainment continues … Continue reading

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Monday, July 25th

A lazy start to the day leads to an 11:30 AM departure from our anchorage at Pulpit Harbor.  After all, this is the relaxation phase of our summer cruise.  Today we sail 16 miles north to Bucks Harbor.  Cutter Loose is … Continue reading

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Sunday, July 24th

After breakfast ashore (Maine blueberry pancakes), we continue our ecumenical tour of New England by attending the 9:30 AM worship service at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Camden.  The remainder of the morning is devoted to domestic tasks, including laundry … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 23rd – lay day in Camden

We are awakened at the sound of raindrops at first light.  Instinctively, we spring into action to close the ports and hatches.  There is something comforting about the sound of rain drops on deck.  Rain or no rain, Camden is one of the most … Continue reading

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Friday, July 22nd

Our destination for today is Camden Harbor, just six miles from Rockland.  There is a warm breeze out of the west.  We escape the heat and humidity by sailing a series of tacks parallel to the western shore of Penobscot Bay.  … Continue reading

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