Amazing – that’s probably the best word to describe our “first” summer in New England – after our time in Rhode Island, Buzzards Bay, Boston and surroundings, we spent the rest of the summer in Maine.
It was our first time in Maine and now after having been there, we understand why people always want to go back there. It’s just beautiful – when the fog clears off and you can see the beauty of nature and wildlife (and all the lobster trap buoys). We were lucky as we had most of the time great weather and nice temperatures.
We didn’t only enjoy the beauty of Maine but also used the time to get Moonwave ready for the next winter in the Caribbean. We had great service at the boatyard facilities of Lyman Morse in Thomaston, Maine. Even if it was still summer, it was great to be inside the beautiful building where are workers and tools are just a step away and protected from the elements. We really enjoyed working with the guys of LM in such professional manner and environment – the guys have a longterm commitment towards their work and they are / can be proud of the results. Check out the website of Lyman Morse in the Refit section for pictures of our haul out on the trailer ;-) Lyman Morse – Refit
As it’s this time of the year when it starts to get a bit colder up North (for our taste) and the leaves are changing color – by the way we had a beautiful Indian Summer so far with amazing colors – we have started to migrate more south and left New England behind us for the season.
We are on our way trough the Chesapeake Bay with a couple of stops planned on the way to Norfolk, Virginia.
We just went trough the C&D Canal that connects Chesapeake and Delaware. The canal is much larger and longer than the Cape Cod Canal. It still feels a bit awkward to pass under huge bridges with the mast up and being doubled by 500ft cargo ships at the same time ;-)
Our next stop will be Norfolk, Virginia before leaving to the Caribbean beginning of November. We are looking forward to the tropical islands of the Caribbean where we use the air conditioning instead of heating ;-) Don’t hesitate to contact us for charter availabilities in the Caribbean next winter.
Enjoy some more pictures from beautiful Maine – we will be back (hopefully next summer) for more lobster rolls and blueberry pie.