Showing posts from September, 2019

Southwest Harbor, Maine - Haul Out

While in Southwest Harbor We enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of laid-back Maine. Southwest Harbor is one of the towns on Mount Desert Island. It has lots of lobster boats, just like the rest of Maine, and an atmosphere that epitomizes the Maine experience!  Early morning fog just starting to clear up in Southwest Harbor. Lobster boats unloading their daily catch. Radio controlled sailboat in the window of a local sailing club. They are a matched pair! You gotta love the sunsets! Maintenance Time We've been enjoying our stay in Southwest Harbor for sure, and everyday we see the care and attention that the Hinckley folks give to the boats coming in, so we decided to have Bravo hauled out for bottom painting at Hinckley Yacht Services. And as a bonus, we're lucky to have the opportunity to stay onboard Gale and Mary's boat, Worknot while Bravo is out of the water. We were spoiled by their hospitality, and Mary's cooking!  In ty

Rockland, Maine

Next stop... Rockland, Maine has a large harbor with ample space for anchoring outside the mooring fields (our kind of place!). We spend 5 days exploring Rockland and completing errands to the supermarket, bank, Home Depot, Harbor Freight, and Hamilton Marine. Interesting trips were made on our folding bikes as we had to figure out how to transport our various purchases back to the boat!  The Brompton folding bikes are great! Rockland is an eclectic mix of industry, art, and food. There are boatyards, lobster pounds, restaurants, galleries, and museums spread across the broad shoreline surrounding a wide and comfortable bay. We enjoy wandering the old downtown streets and peeking into the shops. Downtown Rockland. We love the unique detail on the side of this building. The Rockland Yacht Club and the Rockland Harbor Master share this building. Creativity spills out into the streets. Sculpture and sidewalk chalk art adorn a galler