Maine Trip July 2022

Poet Louise Bogan wrote Maine is: Where shell and weed wait upon the salt wash of the sea, And the clear nights of stars swing their lights westward to set behind the land.

Words and photos reveal the Maine coastline but experiencing Maine on the water is extraordinary. The beauty of the Penobscot Bay islands accented with white clouds is God’s artistry at its best. There are so many options to explore but just to name a few. Find some time to stop at Little Cranberry Island for Islesford Dock restaurant and Historical Museum. Pick up a mooring ball in Burnt Coat Harbor on Swans Island to take an afternoon hike to the Lighthouse, then be sure to view the brilliance of the night sky. Buck’s Harbor Marina provides excellent facilities with a friendly family staff. Enjoy a morning walk to the town for the Farmer’s Market and a delicious selection of bakery choices at the Bucks Harbor Market.

Our Ellis charter out of Southwest Harbor on Ariel’s Song left us wanting to return again. All furnishings listed were provided, as well as an outdoor grill. The sleeping bags were lightweight so for more warmth will bring our own next time. Big thank you to Darin for his expertise and at ease manner.