September 12, 2013

September 12, 2013 Day 113  Mt. Desert Island
Dysarts Great Harbor Marina
Southwest Harbor, Maine

See all the lobster pots?
We left our mooring ball of three days in Somes Sound and headed back down to Southwest Harbor, dodging ubiquitous lobster pots.  In less than an hour, we were back in the marina. We stopped at the fuel dock first and filled all three tanks.  We are tied up at the same spot as before.  It took us less than an hour to get here and our timing was great. Shortly after we arrived it became very cloudy.  We could see the weather pattern on radar and we know the rain is coming.
We waved goodbye to the lobsterman
when we left our mooring.

Shannon and Richard on Esmeralda are still here and we shared the marina’s truck to go to the grocery store after lunch.   Actually three of us shopped – we dropped Bill off at the Gilley Museum and picked him up on our return. Gilley’s is a museum displaying hand carved birds and it also has a hands-on area where guests can try their hand at carving, with supervision.  Bill came back with a book, carving tools, and several blocks of wood that have general shapes of birds that he will complete as a way to start learning to carve.  For those of you who know Bill, he is not happy without a hobby.  Guess how he spent the afternoon?!

We had dinner on board –fettuccine alfredo with chicken (we bought the lemon pepper fettuccine at a farmers market) and homemade apple crisp for dessert.

We will leave tomorrow and go to Brooklin, ME, home of the WoodenBoat School and the WoodenBoat Magazine publisher.  Should be an interesting visit!