Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Maple Juice Cove and Christina's World

It was a clear, sunny day and I went to the Atlantic Baking Co. for breakfast goodies. If you're ever in Rockland, be sure and stop by the Atlantic Baking Co, it's right on main street. It's famous in the area for outstanding bread and other products baked fresh every day. The bread is the best I've ever had. This morning I bought an assortment of breakfast breads, all delicious. After Ann went with Leathem to the local Hannafords for supplies, we said our farewells to the Mehaffeys and pushed off the dock, headed for Maple Juice Cove. We sailed out of Rockland Harbor but then the wind died (after all, the wind god left in Mehaffey's car) and we had to motor the rest of the way. Although the lobster pots are somewhat thinner this year overall they are as numerous as ever between Rockland and Maple Juice Cove! Without fog, the Owl's Head lighthouse is clearly visible.

Once anchored, we admired the original house that Andrew Wyett painted in "Christina's World" (see photo). It's clearly visible from the cove. We saw the original painting in MoMA in New York City, it's one of the most famous paintings in the world. The house is now a museum open to the public but we had no access to it from water. On to Boothbay tomorrow.