where we go off to see the world, sailing on other people's boats
On to Maine
Finally an update. I got to see one of my now retired AF friends Mike Casey during our stay in Amesbury. Mike drove up from Boston for a quick visit and to check out how we cruisers actually live. Lynn took this photo in our cockpit.
Also ran into Chris Echols at the Hanscom AFB Exchange by pure chance as he is on active duty stationed there. Still the highlight of cruising is seeing so many old friends interspersed with the constant meeting of new.
We left some of our friends behind in Amesbury on Tuesday as Mr Mac and we headed for Maine. Two days anchored in Somes Sound just north of Southwest Harbor, now a couple nights in Somes Harbor. Lots of fog so far as Maine lives up to it’s early seasonal reputation. Yesterday we rode the free buses around to Bar Harbor, then into the Acadia National Park for a short hike at Jordan Pond. Finally back to the bus and on to a tour of the Atlantic Brewing Company micro-brewery complete with beer tasting, and then buying a few notables for follow-on confirmation…maybe tonight. Chris and I both enjoyed the highly hopped S.O.B (Special Old Bitter).
Finally dinner at Mainly Meat, an all-you-can-eat BBQ where the T-Shirts read “Mainly Meat, You can’t beat our Meat” followed by bus rides back to the harbor. Did I mention the short layover in Bar Harbor…just long enough for an ice cream stop and walk around the park? Certainly a high calorie day! But we did purchase the week passes for Acadia Park so there will fortunately be a lot more hiking.
Today, more fog with rain so we’re reading and catching up on a few chores around the boat.