Thursday, September 18, 2008



The wind had blown itself out over the last few days so we set out and motored down West Penobscot Bay and Hurricane Sound to the White Islands. The White Islands are a group of islands that form a fairly narrow slot that appears to be open at both ends, however, rocks and ledges block the one end except at high tide. Consequently, one has excellent views of the entire West Penobscot Bay and the hills behind Camden on the far shore. Hardly anyone goes to this anchorage because it is rather tricky due to its narrow nature and reversing tidal currents. All the better for us. Sometimes you feel as if you are anchored in open water, yet 6 hours later you are surrounded by rocks due to the 12 foot tides.

Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh donated part of the White Island group to the Nature Conservancy. The other islands are uninhabited. During the summer you can occasionally see Hurricane Island Outward Bound students doing their "Solo" rotation on the islands.

Of course the great views provide excellent sunset experiences.

11 NM

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