September 13, 2013

September 13, 2013 Day 114  
Mooring ball at WoodenBoat School
Eggemoggin Reach, near Brooklin, Maine

We spent the morning cleaning and watching the weather.  It rained all morning but we decided, along with Richard and Shannon on Esmeralda to leave at 1:30.  As soon as we left the calm harbor, we picked up both fog and some 3’ swells.  Eventually we passed between enough islands that the water calmed down and the visibility improved!  We entered Casco Passage and later Jericho Bay. We followed Esmeralda since they are familiar with these waters and only had to worry about dodging – yes, lobster pots! In less than three hours we arrived at our destination, the WoodenBoat School and we both picked up a mooring ball for the night. 

Following Esmeralda

Richard and Shannon had already made reservations for the Lobster Dinner and invited us to come with them. (They have taken classes here several times and know the staff.)   We had a great evening and ended it by touring one of the workshops where the students build pond yachts – 50” remote control Marblehead class sailboats. The WoodenBoat School has quite an impressive campus and program and we were happy we could see part of it.  

Heading up to the loft in this building

This pond yacht will be finished in about two weeks

Tomorrow we will go a short distance to the lovely town of Castine, ME, on East Penobscot Bay and spend one night there.