Our six-day schooner cruise was profoundly relaxing. Good food, gorgeous sailing, lobster on a deserted island, 26 fun people from around the country, plus five crew members about whom I'll be writing a short piece when we get home. Art took many pictures which I'll go through before I post a few. This was our fourth trip out on the Heritage. I can't recommend the trip more highly. Check out the videos at www.schoonerheritage.com.
We took the Mid-Coast bus to Portland yesterday, caught a taxi to the Casco Bay ferry dock and walked on for the 15-minute run to Peaks Island, where I had a second lobster dinner yesterday. Usually I can manage three such dinners before I'm "all lobstered out". One more to go.
Many windows in our home exchange house - one view of Casco Bay with the Portland skyline beyond, the other to sea. I can hear gulls and waves and not much else. What a retreat! Our home exchange partners Mark and Sally are settled into our house in Washington State. I hear it's pouring rain there. Sorry for them, but glad to be in sunny Maine!
Today we caught the ferry back into Portland to visit the farmers market for vegetables, and we'll be leaving the Portland Public Library, where I am now, for the larger grocery store (Hanneford's) for meat and whatever else we need, before we head back to the island.