Boston to Belfast (Maine)

On Saturday after the morning birdwatching tour, we headed out to Belfast.  The trip started out with almost no wind, but by evening we were sailing almost dead down wind with the genoa alone at 7 knots.

In the late afternoon, we passed along Jeffries Ledge, a bank about 120-150 feet deep surrounded by 300 and 400 foot depths and had an hour long show from a series of whales along our course.   At times, we could see one whale breach and others blowing.  We also had a few lay on their backs slapping their pectoral fins.

Whales over Jeffries Ledge

Whales over Jeffries Ledge

Whales over Jeffries Ledge

Whales over Jeffries Ledge.  There are two whales in this picture.

Humpback over Jeffries Ledge slapping its pectoral fins.

Humpback over Jeffries Ledge slapping its pectoral fins.

We made Monhegan island by daylight and in the light morning breeze, motored up Penobscot Bay to Belfast.  Of course, by the late afternoon it was blowing 25 from the south.  In Belfast, we quickly got off the boat and had a fun cookout with Hurrah’s former owners who now have a house in Searsport, one town over from Belfast.  Here’s the view from the harbor this morning.

Belfast harbor

Belfast harbor

 

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One Response to Boston to Belfast (Maine)

  1. ellen says:

    The whales are amazing!! So jealous. Sounds like a beautiful trip up.

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