Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tenants Harbor

After a week’s hiatus, the latest installment of Motoring Maine finds our heroes leaving Tenants Harbor shortly after sunrise on calm waters with a touch of fog on the distant islands. There’s been some drama — we’ve raised the sails … Continue reading

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Twinkle, twinkle shooting star

It’s 10:00 pm. The moon has set and the stars are out in force. Three kids laying on the aft deck in sleeping bags. Three adults relaxing in the cockpit. “I saw a shooting star!” “I saw five!” “That one … Continue reading

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All is calm on Hurricane Island

We actually sailed yesterday to Hurricane Island with Ted and Sarah. This morning we watched the sunrise over the cliffs of an abandoned quarry. The crew is now off fishing. It’s a beautiful day. Happy birthday to Mimi, Olivia, and … Continue reading

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Isle au Haut

We spent Monday evening and Tuesday poking around the village of Isle au Haut, on land and by kayak. It’s a neat place. First, Hannes and Greg embarked on the typical low tide treasure hunt. Nothing extra returned to the … Continue reading

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Isle au haut village

We left Frenchboro bound for Hell’s Half Acre. Finally, there was wind. Really nice wind. As in 12-20kts. Wonderful. We can sail! Not quite. (You knew that was coming.). It was west at first. We were headed west. Then, great … Continue reading

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Frenchboro

We are spending the weekend on enchanting Frenchboro Island. We arrived in a dense fog following a path of lobster pots materializing out of the mist. I half-hoped a castle would mystically appear. Instead, the fog cleared to show a … Continue reading

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The start of a new school year

By democratic vote, the crew of S/V Hurrah decided that school would start August 1. So on Thursday, the young pupils sat down at their desks and duly started on the year’ work. Math books came out that first day. … Continue reading

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