Camden, Maine

  Wednesday, September 4, 2013 / Stephanie / Uncategorized  

Brian and I anchored in Camden, Maine for one overnight so that we could attend the OCC Maine Rally at the Camden Yacht Club. Not only was the OCC in town, but the New York Yacht Club had also arrived for Maine racing. Camden's inner harbor is filled with floating docks and outer harbor is filled with mooring balls. The additional traffic from visiting clubs made for very little anchoring space. We found a space with enough swing room between moorings south of Green Can #7 near Curtis Island and dropped the hook in 30-feet at low. We had no difficulty setting the anchor. Camden can become rolly due to the prevailing south and southwesterly winds. Inner Harbor

Prior to leaving the following morning, we took a walk through to see the sights. Camden is a charming town with galleries, shops, and restaurants lining the streets.

We really enjoyed exploring the gardens and amphitheater at the Camden Library.

We found a very unique bench for a rest near the beautiful flowers and a path leading toward the amphitheater lain with thought provoking stones.

With the harbor in view we headed back to Rode Trip to get underway with the OCC who'd leave that afternoon to begin their Rally Cruise.