|Mirage - 1|
|Mirage - 2|
|Slide 1 - Taken from Harbor Island|
|Slide 2 - Which you'll probably recognize from the Great Schooner Race.|
During the month of August, we cruised several more of Maine's lovely harbors and anchorages. We hiked miles, climbed mountains, and found some culture along the way. We saw a play by Moliere at the Acadia Repertory Theater, and attended the Arcadia Music Festival, where we listened to a flutist perform with a Chinese bamboo flute. We went on a whale watching excursion, and even saw Walter Cronkite on his boat at Northeast Harbor.
|Tropic Moon at anchor below.|
|Me, picking blueberries, on Mt. St. Saveur.|
That night I made blueberry pancakes for supper.
Our time in Maine ended with a haul out on August 25th, during which we had the hull sandblasted to bare steel. Proposed for a week, it ran to a month, putting an end to our summer cruising. Because of the haul out, we made a late start heading south from Maine, not leaving Southwest Harbor till October 1st.
|Merchant Island, Maine.|