THURSDAY, JULY 12TH, 2007
Today we finally got underway. This is the beginning of our four month shakedown cruise to the North border of Maine and back to the Chesapeake Bay. It will be an entirely new experience for us. Although, we are familiar with the Chesapeake and the coast of Maine everything in between is unfamiliar. Also, we are on a new larger boat than we have ever sailed before.
We had to spend three additional days at our home marina making preparations. So, as a result we are leaving about two weeks later than expected. We are expected in Portland at the end of the month to pick up additional crew so now we must make haste.
There was no wind on the Bay today so we motored North past Thomas Point Lighthouse and then under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Around sunset we dropped anchor in Fairlee Bay.