We spent two days at Isle au Haut and now are at the head of Somes Sound in Somes Harbor.
On Isle au Haut, we had a great hike to Bowditch mountain that ended at a Chocolate shop with a cafe, Black Dinah Chocolatiers. Yes, a chocolate shop. Could there be a better end to a hike in Maine? The hike is full of all sorts of muck, ferns, spongy moss, brooks, and even a few early blueberries that tasted great.
Hannes and I (Greg) also had a kayak paddle that was declared the best paddle ever after a pod of porpoises swam under and with us for a while.
We remembered that the shoreline in the harbor is full of debris. We still found the same half of a fisherman’s anchor that we found last year. Here is some of the mooring gear on the shore. Fortunately, our mooring didn’t end up like this.
We had a motor from Isle au Haut to Somes Sound. Our friends on Blue Raven (Hallberg Rassy 53) were more sporting and gave sailing a go. We took a different route and never saw more than 10 knots apparent (which includes the boat speed) and never aft of about 40 apparent. By the way, the lobster pots in this picture aren’t particularly thick by Maine standards.
Here’s the view this morning from Somes Harbor. The water is mirror flat. We talked this morning about how different the water was throughout the Caribbean. Hannes is out on the SUP board exploring the harbor and looking at the seals.