September 24, 2013

September 24, 2013  Day 125  
Portsmouth Yacht Club
New Castle, New Hampshire

After having been in eleven ports in Maine, we said goodbye to that beautiful coastal state today.  The ocean was calm and we had a great ride 3 miles off shore from Portland to Portsmouth.  The trip took a little over six hours and we were on a mooring ball at the Portsmouth Yacht Club by 2:30.  We had to contend with wind and current while catching the mooring ball but we succeeded fairly easily. 

Leaving Portland, Maine
Another Portland Lighthouse
We saw several lighthouses, dolphins, and of course lobster pots on our trip today.  Most of the boats were lobster boats, but we did see a 400+ foot boat that was going into Portland.

Sunset over Portsmouth, NH
We cooked steaks on the grill for dinner and planned our trip for tomorrow.  We are going on our own whale watching trip. We will go 25 miles offshore to Jeffrey’s Ledge, which is known for whales. So we are hoping we will have a successful day!  We will then go another 25 miles to our destination of Rockport, MA.