September 9, 2013

September 9, 2013 Day 110  Mt. Desert Island
Mooring Ball in Somes Harbor
Mt. Desert Island, Maine

Heading out from the marina
We spent the morning getting a few last minute chores done in preparation to leave for an anchorage in Somes Sound.  Ron and Lisa (Outbound) and their guests Peter and Carol, also stopped by for a short visit and to say goodbye. We have cruised with Ron and Lisa since July and we will now start to make our way down the coast separately, although we hope to see them from time to time! We have enjoyed traveling and sharing the Canadian portion of the Down East Loop with them.

View from our mooring ball - the wind has picked up!
The sun was shining brightly today although it was chilly and windy!  We arrived in Somes Sound around 1:30 and tried unsuccessfully to find room enough to anchor. There were so many boats on mooring balls and not enough space.  So we went back out a short distance near Somes Harbor and picked up a mooring ball in another location. It was a challenge because of the wind, but we eventually made it.  Somes Sound is actually considered a fjord and is very picturesque.  We even spotted two dolphins while we were searching for the right spot.

We grilled salmon for dinner and had orzo salad and the wonderful rosemary and black olive bread from the Bar Harbor bakery.  Then we called our son, Bill, and wished him a happy birthday.

We will probably stay on this mooring ball for two more nights due to the weather that is forecast.  Then we will return to the marina in Southwest Harbor for a night before going further down the coast of Maine.

A side note: we added more photos to our post on Sept. 4th.