Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Boothbay Harbor - Busy Place

We weighed anchor at 8:00 and started south towards Boothbay with the forecast of 10 to 15 kt winds out of the SW which was exactly our course. Yesterday we sailed all the way, today we motored all the way. The wind piped up to 20 kts on the nose and the waves increased to 4 ft rollers by mid-morning. However, as we turned the corner to Boothbay, the waves abated and we found the harbor calm. We picked up a mooring at Tugboat Marina ($25/night) which was one of the few marinas we found that would reserve moorings, most marinas use a first come, first served policy for moorings. The harbor is a beehive of activity with three whale watching boats, several ferries, lots of old-time sailing ship - and about 60 restaurants and about the same number of small shops. We plan on going on one of the whale watching ships later in the week.
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