September 18, 2013

September 18, 2013 Day 119  
Mooring Ball at Tug Boat Inn Marina
Boothbay, Maine

As planned we departed our marina in Rockland at 8:45 and headed over 38 miles to Boothbay. We had a beautiful day to travel – full sun, light breeze most of the way, although we did pick up a light chop in more open waters. We passed many lighthouses (we read that there are 63 in Maine!). We also saw a few seals today.  Of course we had to contend with many lobster pots as usual. Bill must be getting comfortable with them because he took a half hour nap and left Joyce to maneuver through them!
Owls Head Lighthouse

Approaching the outer Boothbay harbor
Carried Away and Outbound moored at Tugboat Inn Marina
in Boothbay Harbor
Captain Sawyers Place 1877, a B&B
We arrived at the Boothbay Harbor at 2:10 and picked up our assigned mooring ball at the Tugboat Inn and Marina. We are getting good at this – Joyce is at the helm and Bill secures the boat to the mooring ball. It especially works well if there is no wind!  We took the dinghy to the dinghy dock and paid for the mooring and then took a walking tour of downtown. That mostly meant going into many small shops!  Boothbay is full of shops, Bed and Breakfasts, inns, and restaurants, and along the water, there are many tour boats. 
Tugboat Inn Restaurant
Ron and Lisa on Outbound arrived before we did and we visited with them downtown as we were finishing our ice cream treat today!

We came back to the boat and grilled out for dinner. Bill worked on plotting our trip tomorrow which will be to Bath, Maine.