We repeatedly heard of two places that are special stops on a Maine cruise, McGlathery Island and Pulpit Harbor, and both were easy stops on our homeward bound route. We were ready for a quiet anchorage and decided McGlathery Island in Merchants Row was worth a visit.
That Friday, August 6th was our 27th wedding anniversary! What could make this a special morning? Cinnamon buns! Pillsbury, that is. First time I used the oven on this trip.
Our route took us between Mount Desert Island and Great Gott Island through a narrow passage. Line up the red and white markers to pass through safely.
We expected a special place and McGlathery Island did not disappoint. The morning had been overcast and cloudy but as soon as we anchored, the sun burst through.
Instead of putting the dinghy in the water for an exploration, this was the perfect place and the perfect day for our kayaks. Finally!! We paddled around enjoying that closer view of the water and shoreline.
There haven’t been many grocery stores along the Maine coast, at least not ones that were easily accessible on foot, for us. What to make for our anniversary dinner???? Hmmm. We had “surf and turf!” LOL, shrimp and chicken on the grill because that is what was in the freezer.