Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Vinalhaven, Rockland, and back
On Saturday the 4 of us cruised down to Seal Bay on the east side of Vinalhaven. This was the 3rd time we've overnighted there but the first time in peak season and yes, there were many boats there. We were able to drop the hook in a tight area between 2 rocks which was fine on the calm night. The dogs explored the nearby shore and we had a nice supper.Late the next morning we cruised westwards through the Fox Island Thorofare and saw some beautiful boats on our way to Rockland.We stopped at Journey's End Marina to buy 120 gallons of diesel ($2.50/gal - 1st fillup since New Bedford MA and enough to last the rest of the season.), then moved to the town dock so we could walk around downtown Rockland for an hour or so.It was an easy 3 hours back to Castine and we rowed back to the dock at 9 pm through wicked mosquitos!