August 3rd - Rockland, Maine
Rockland was a terrific town for landfall: the town dock gave us a place to tie up Jarana for half a day, showers, nearby good provisioning, etc. On Wed, Aug 5th, we had a pleasant sunny (not foggy) passage via Owl Channel to Dix Island for the start of the CCA Maine Cruse.
|Crowded Dix Is anchorage, currents swirling boats in all directions|
Dix Island is shared by several families the low impact, simple and sustainable cottages. It's a former granite quarry, and there are still some sculpted capitals and blocks strewn about. At the opening BBQ, we got acquainted with many friendly local CCA members and had a great time. And Commodore Tad Lahmon and Joyce were there on Lyric who brought our mail along.
Among cruise stops were: North Haven, Seal Harbor, Vinalhaven, Cradle Cove, Long Harbor, Hurricane Island and Billings Cove (Deer Isle). The weather was mostly clear and sunny, with little fog.
|Schooner arriving in Cradle Cove anchorage, Jarana in the background|
What a great introduction to Maine!
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