My wife and I are looking forward to being in Maine the week of August 8th, and I wanted to share the following rough itenerary to see if it seems realistic to those who have cruised this area.
We've got the cruising guides, up to date charts
, and will have a Sabre 38 to ourselves that week. Here's what we have in mind (hoping to moor in most locations--we like to maybe have 1 or 2 long days, then more easy hops of 4 hrs or less.
Most of this an easy cruise with plenty of time on the hook and in the Bay? Then perfect. Let me know what you think!
Monday: Anticipating a late (3-4pm) start out of Southwest Harbor to Somesville (alternatives: Valley Cove; or, moorings at Jock's or Abel's)
Tuesday: Somesville via Eggemoggin Reach to Buck's Harbor (alternatives: Orcutt Harbor, Horshoe Cove, or just stay over at Somesville and spend a day at Acadia)
Weds: Bucks Harbor to Camden or Rockport (alt: Heavily leaning towards Castine as a destination this day)
Thurs: Bucks/Castine to Pulpit Harbor (alt: Cruise Owl's Head, Islesboro and the Bay for the day, then to Camden/Rockport and dinner ashore).
Friday: via Fox Is. thorofare to McGlathery's or Round Is. (alt: free day of cruising Penobscot Bay)
Saturday: From McG's east via Marshall Is. past s. side of Swan Is. to Frenchboro, Long Island.
Sunday: Frenchboro to Cranberry Islands, or Northeast Harbor, or Burnt Coat Harbor, Swan Is.
Monday: Return to Southwest Harbor.