September 14 Bar Harbor to Rockland

What a night. We set the anchor alarm and it went off at 03:00. We scrambled out of bed expecting the worst but soon found out, we had only turned a 180°, It rained hard in the night but was ok this morning. We weighed anchor at 06:15 and Amazing Grace motored by to fill my bucket with water again. The fog was lifting when we left and we had another great sunrise.

We saw this cruise ship coming in and then counted 3 in the harbour. The shops and restaurants will be busy here today!

We certainly feel small by these big guys. Tried to capture all 3 when we looked back.

The winds were out of the W 15-20 so we rolled out the jib and enjoyed the scenery.

 However the winds continued to build to 25 and gusted to 30 kn. We were heeled over 30, sometimes 35 degrees. It was a wild ride between heeling over and scanning the waters for lobster traps.

 

 

As we got closer to Rockland, the winds calmed down and we got this shot of a boat coming our way with his stabilizers out and we passed the Rockland breakwater lighthouse.  It is quite a popular spot with the tourists and locals.

This car ferry services Rockland to the Fox Islands. It was 15:30 when we arrived at The Landings Marina. We fueled up and asked the manager what time Hamilton Marine store closed and he said 04:00. I stayed on the dock while Mike ran over to get the part for the hot water tank. The marine store in Eastport didn’t have the brass fitting we needed but thank goodness, we got it here. We took a mooring ball for the night and hope to get our wifi sorted out tomorrow.IMG_1290

Sarah had been watching us on marine traffic and saw that we arrived in Rockland. She facetimed right after we got on our mooring with great news. She and James bought their first home. They had been looking for awhile and we looked at some online with them when we were in Shelburne. We checked it out on the net and they move in Nov 28th. It is only 4 years old and nice bright rooms. Beautiful home, congrats guys! Can’t wait to see it at Christmas.

Mike got the new fitting installed on the hot water tank and no leaks. Pressure water tested and we now have water. Awesome. Amber facetimed and we talked to the grandkids. Tayton loves school, Easton misses him being at home though and Elle is walking all over the place.
We uploaded some blogs and turned in. The days are getting shorter and also colder. We best get these boats hurried along on this adventure to get to a warmer climate. 🙂

Today we travelled 63 nm.

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