Monday, August 26, 2013

Boothbay Harbor, ME to Rockland, ME

Our next stop in Maine was in Boothbay Harbor.  Here we found an entertaining aquarium to visit.  The kids particularly enjoyed the touch tank where they picked up hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs and sea stars.  The town has a nice library with a used book store next to it where we stocked up on books.  There is plenty of ice cream and the price was right so of course we HAD to have it (two days in a row).
Finally getting to use our Christmas gift from Grandma and Grandpa. Thanks for the picnic table cloth!

Blue lobsters are rare and considered bad luck to eat.

Ice Cream!!

After a few days in Boothbay we moved on to Tenants Harbor where we met another family cruising (short term) with their 3 and 5 year old from Gloucester, MA.  Tenants has a newly renovated library that had some cool kids games and toys to play with.

The next stop was to be Rockland but half way there we decided to anchor next to Dix Island.  We were soon visited by a charming lady named Reilly that runs a business on her small motor boat.  She will cook a lobster diner with fresh island fares right there on her boat for you.  We decided on her fresh blueberry pies, delicious!

In the 1850's Dix island was a granite quarry.  Some of the granite was shipped to Washington to be used for the columns of the Treasury Building.  We were able to hike around Dix island to see some of the leftover granite.  It was great to get out and stretch our legs.

A face carved into a granite rock on the island.

Then onto Rockland.  We are planning to be here the rest of this week.  My friend Julie is planning to visit for her holiday this weekend.  Our plan will be to cruise around to some close anchorages to Rockland and show her a good time on the boat.

Finally get to some laundry.  This is our cool new dry bag.  It is a back pack big enough to carry our laundry.  Dinghy rides invariably end up getting everything wet. 

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