Clouds Over Boothbay Harbor

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Once again we departed under a cloudy sky. The good news was the flat seas, the not-so-good was the overcast skies. Coming from the east through Fisherman’s Island Passage to head up into Boothbay, we passed Ram Island Lighthouse, built in … Continued

Pulpit Harbor, North Haven

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There are just too many options here in Maine, too many islands, too many harbors! We did not have time to see everything so we had to pick and choose, sometimes blindly, even after conversations with people and lots of … Continued

Celebrating 27 Years on McGlathery Island

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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 … Continued

Acadia National Park from Bar Harbor

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We departed Northeast Harbor on Sunday, August 1, after filling our tanks with water at the water dock.  It was another day with bright blue skies, sunshine, and calm waters.  A little island, Bar Island is connected to Bar Harbor (I … Continued

Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert Island

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Northeast Harbor was only 12 nautical miles away from Mackerel Cove, but mooring balls are in demand and there is a limited supply. Seven Kadey Krogens had been there for weeks but two were leaving that morning. We heard this … Continued

Little Coves

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We left Camden early on Tuesday, July 27th, eager to meet Magnolia again in a little cove on the west side of Blue Hill Bay. Trivia fact: E.B. White wrote the classic Charlotte’s Web in a boathouse on the western shore. An … Continued


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If you ever cruise into Camden, try to get an inner harbor float. Remember that “front row seat” I said we had? Camden is an active harbor, but that activity is definitely worth observing!  The Camden docks are filled with … Continued


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Saturday, July 24th, we left Spaulding Cove on another “10” day. With sunshine, a light breeze and calm seas, it was relatively easy to dodge the lobster buoys. “Relatively.”  Before we could enjoy anything, Al did his engine check and … Continued

Two “10” Days!

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The day we left Five Islands was a near perfect “10”, close enough for us to give it that score. Blue skies, calm seas, and a light breeze. Along the way we passed two lighthouses, each with their own interesting … Continued