Wow! Sometimes it feels like we started this journey only yesterday and sometimes it feels like we are ‘ol salts that’ve been cruising for years…but today we celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary of the day Rode Trip set sail. Our first trip as livaboards was from Portsmouth, NH to Jewell Island, ME on June 27, 2012. On day one we were already figuring it out…having to reef the main sail that wasn’t yet rigged for reefing.
One year…6,615.8 nautical miles…six countries…too many new friends to count…
It’s been quite the adventure thus far,
and we are looking forward to year two!
After our great day in Brunswick we woke early and pointed Rodetrip south. Once again there was no morning wind in Maine, but we motored our way south out of Harpswell sound and past the mouth of Casco Bay. We saw some very large white birds with black tips on their wings. They look like they don’t have tails, we think that they are Northern Gannets.
We waved to landmarks that we had passed on our way north. As we headed south we passed Jewell Island, Wood Island, Kennebunkport, Boon Island, and the Nubble lighthouse on our uneventful trip down the Maine Coast. Shortly after passing the Nubble lighthouse we were drenched by a large rainstorm. We pulled down the genoa in case the wind built when the rain hit, but the wind stayed steady. Thankfully the rain let up before we reached our mooring. On the mooring we packed our dress clothes, and gratefully accepted an invitation from Darren and Katie to come back to their house for showers.
This morning we were once again on the move, but at a much much faster pace! We are now in a rental FIAT, moving incredibly fast towards Honesdale for Jenny and Bill’s impending wedding. We like the speed of our new “landboat”, but it is a little disappointing that we can’t stand and stretch, or take 5 minute power naps while driving. We are looking forward to a weekend of catching up with our families and spending a little time on dry land.