>As I begin write this post I am sitting in a community center on North Haven where we are spending a few days in nearby Perry Creek, one of our favorite little harbors. Since leaving Frenchboro we have gone up to Blue Hill, back to Merchant Row and now here to North Haven. It’s been a bit frustrating not to have the ability to do a post due to weak cell coverage but I will try to make up for lost time now.
With hurricane Irene headed up the coast, we hope to secure a spot in the inner harbor in Camden by Saturday to be ready to ride out the tropical storm/hurricane conditions that are expected to hit on Sunday and carry through to Monday. The forecast is for sustained winds to 40kts and higher gusts. Out in the Gulf of Maine they are expecting seas to near 20′ and gusts to 70. That’s not a place that I’d like to be. The conditions that we will likely see in a harbor will be exciting enough. If we can’t get into the inner harbor at Camden we will have to find somewhere else to go, perhaps Pulpit Harbor as that’s very secure as well. I am supposed to head back to Mystic at some point next week with my friend Roger but our departure will depend on the weather. I also have to get a few days of work in prior to leaving having been on vacation this week.
When we headed all the way up to Blue Hill we were counting on the wind shifting to the NW to help us get back down the bay. The winds didn’t disappoint and shifted to allow for a nice run back to the south the following day. Along the way we enjoyed the sights on a crystal clear day including this lovely lighthouse. As with most others on the Maine coast, this one has been converted into a private home. What a lovely spot. As it’s located on a private island, it must cost plenty to keep everything in shape and well painted.
We also spied this seal spying on us. We also saw one sleeping on the surface with his head just out of the water. They are remarkably tough to photograph as they tend to drop down below the surface when we pass.
As it’s getting down to a few days till we have to be in Rockland to begin heading home to Mystic, we thought it prudent to begin heading back west to shorten the distance needed later in the week and decided on Perry Creek. That’s been a place that we have enjoyed for many years, in part because of the mussels that we pick on each visit. In just a few minutes you can get all that you could want for a meal. The real trick is cleaning them to get ready to eat. That takes much more time than gathering them from the shallows because they totally cover the bottom at low tide. Brenda outdid herself this time and we had home made, no make that boat made foccaccia bread
In Perry Creek we had this lovely house boat as a neighbor. Very cute. They following morning we spied a couple sitting on lawn chairs enjoying a cup of coffee and the view. This is a very reasonable way to have waterfront property. And, when you tire of the view, you can always tow it to a more appealing location.