Monday, August 27, 2007


AUGUST 21, 2007

This morning we had an unexpected treat. "Mahalo", a 1990 Cape Dory 36, and her owners, Melissa & Rich Abato, came in to the marina and watered and refueled. It was nice to finally get to see some of the folks that we have read so much about on the Cape Dory Sailboat Owners Association web site. We have seen several Cape Dorys while sailing but never up close.

Time to move on. We all agreed that we were getting a little stir crazy being tied up at the marina so we headed out despite the fact that there was no wind. It as time to get back to nature.

We motored back across West Penobscott Bay to Pulpit Harbor.

At the entrance to the harbor there is an huge osprey nest on a rock that reportedly has been there for greater than 150 years.

Later in the afternoon two of the windjammer regulars (the "Isaac H. Evans" & the "Heritage") sailed in and anchored right next to us. As the sun set over the bay they fired their cannons and struck their colors. The harbor was a hub of activity despite the fact that it was only Tuesday.

11 NM

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