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

A TWO Day Stay in FIVE Islands

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On Tuesday, the eighth day of our cruise, we left Great Cheabeague Island and moved on. The morning was hazy and overcast, but the water was once again very calm. Lobster boats and lobster pots were our companions. We had … Continued

Into Maine

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Conditions were good as we left Scituate Harbor on Saturday morning, early around 7:00 am, with plans to stop at the Isle of Shoals. In fact, the sea conditions were so good that we soon began to discuss other options. … Continued

SUNNY Scituate!

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After arriving Thursday afternoon, we looked forward to a stay-put day in Scituate and a sunny one! I much prefer the S-word to the F-word. 😉 The name Scituate originates from an Indian word which the early settlers understood as Satuit, … Continued

Disappearing into the Fog

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Taking a boat to Maine has been on our bucket list for years. After the canceled trip to Quebec last year, we decided this was the summer to cross Maine off the list and get it done. Magnolia was coming … Continued