Showing posts from August, 2019

Maine - The Lobster State

Harpswell, Maine     After leaving Portland, we meander in a leisurely fashion between small islands and lobster buoys for a few hours, and anchor in serene Harpswell Harbor. Our route from Portland to Harpswell Harbor. Dolphin Marina, and Eagle Island While relaxing at anchor, we read the Nordhavn owners blog and discover we are just around the corner from Dolphin Marina and Restaurant. The reviews are 5-star off the chart fabulous so we give Dolphin a call and reserve a spot on their floating dock for the next night.  Our route from Harpswell Harbor to Dolphin Marina. We then took the dingy to Eagle Island from Dolphin. Bravo on the Dolphin Marina floating dock, with the Dolphin Restaurant in the background. Side note... The screen shots above are from our iPad which has the navigation app "Navionics" loaded on it. We typically plan our route for the next day on the iPad with Navionics, and then later transfer the route to our boat&

We Arrive In Maine!

Kittery, Maine The next morning Bravo and Worknot head northwest to Kittery, Maine and get mooring buoys in Pepperrall Cove. We were here two years ago on our N55 Bravo. At that time, all of the Kittery dockside facilities were closed and under renovation. It was great to see the renovations were complete and the amenities include an outdoor restaurant, fabulous ice cream stand, small store, and a large multi-level indoor restaurant and event space. Everything looked busy and prosperous.  Docks were full and we were told by the harbormaster that the waiting list for a mooring ball is 15 years! We especially like the decorative touch of shark fins on the entrance to the dock ramp. We decide to skip the shark fins and make chicken teriyaki skewers on our BBQ instead. The movie "Jaws" comes to mind here! Mmmm! Teriyaki chicken. Perkins Cove We meet up with more “long time no-see” college friends Mike and Susan who live in New Hampshire. They tak