Monthly Archives: July 2011

Thursday, July 21st

Yesterday, we traveled to Rockland by bicycle.  Today, we return to Rockland under sail with a close eye on the weather.  By 9 AM, the anchor is up in Tenants Harbor and the wind is already humming out of the … Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 20th – lay day at Tenants Harbor

Today, Cutter Loose remains at anchor in Long Cove at Tenants Harbor while we explore the countryside by bicycle.  We load our gear into the dinghy and head towards the closest floating dock, which happens to be a lobsterman’s co-op.  … Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 19th

Today, Cutter Loose is bound for the promised land of Penobscot Bay…the mecca for east coast cruising sailors. Our jewel of an anchorage at Jewell Island makes leaving difficult.  We linger over breakfast in the cockpit, finally convincing ourselves to weigh anchor at … Continue reading

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Monday, July 18th

At 6 AM, a light rain is already falling in Portland harhor.  Yesterday’s forecast called for afternoon showers and thunderstorms on Monday.  We begin the mental process of preparing for another lay day in Portland.  By 8 AM, the shower has … Continue reading

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Sunday, July 17th – lay day in Portland

It is a hot and humid day in Portland with the temperatures topping out at 90 degrees.  We begin the day with a Starbucks and walk to Congress Street for the 10 AM worship service at the First Parish Unitarian … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 16th

The water in Chandler Cove is perfectly flat this morning.  Lobstermen announce daybreak by hauling pots nearby Cutter Loose.  We enjoy a relaxing morning, then it is anchor up at 10:15 AM. Our destination today is DiMillo’s Marina in the … Continue reading

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Friday, July 15th

There is nothing quite as satisfying as being underway early in the morning after a weather-related delay.  We have paid homage to Mother Nature and she has rewarded us with a magnificent day.  The sky is crystal clear.  The sun is … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 14th – lay day in Isles of Shoals

Last night’s cold front and related thunderstorms wreak havoc on our plan to sail to Portland today.  At daybreak, the skies are clear, but a gusty northeast wind causes Cutter Loose to bob and dance around her mooring in the … Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 13th

Today’s tide schedule dictates a 12:45 PM departure from the Marina at Harbour Place in Portsmouth.  This permits yet another relaxed breakfast at a sidewalk cafe in Market Square. At 12:55 PM, we contact our bridgetender friend at Memorial Bridge, … Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 12th – lay day in Portsmouth

The emphasis today is on relaxation and enjoyment of this gem of a city.  We linger over Starbucks, blueberry muffins and the morning newspaper in Market Square.  The news seems repetitous and irrelevant.  People watching is way more interesting than the same … Continue reading

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