Isle au Haut and Somes Sound

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.

Bowditch trail, Isle au Haut.

Bowditch trail, Isle au Haut.

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.

Kayaking at Isle au Haut

Kayaking at Isle au Haut

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.

Hurrah at Isle au Haut Thorofare

Hurrah at Isle au Haut Thorofare

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.

Blue Raven

Blue Raven

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.

Somes Harbor

Somes Harbor

Advertisements
This entry was posted in maine and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Isle au Haut and Somes Sound

  1. ellen says:

    Beautiful!!! Thanks for the Isle au Haut tip. And if you ever wish to part with that SUP- I’m in the market for one. I spent much of the morning trying to figure out why my car smelled like dead fish, before I found the booty the girls collected with Greg 2 weeks ago. Happy sailing and we miss you much-

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s