A lobster pot buoy. Where there is one, there is more!
A seal poking his nose out. Really! We also saw some small dolphins. They were not as playful as the ones we encountered farther south.
Mountains in the distance - Mt. Desert Island is one of them
A sea of lobster pots - pictures don't do it justice. It is like a rainbow on the water. Each lobster pot is painted a specific color to match the lobster boat/fisherman. By law, there are no two alike. They can have the same colors but have to have a different pattern. How they keep track, I don't know.
A successful navigation through thousands of lobster pots, we anchored near Southwest Harbor. We immediately got the sailing dinghy off the bow and ready to sail. The girls took off.
We spent our first day here in Mt. Desert doing a mountain of laundry. Actually 3 very full carts of sheets, towels and 2 weeks worth of clothing! Then we went grocery shopping. Which sounds easy enough, except we don't have a car and the nearest store was a couple miles away. We headed in one direction and realized what we thought was the store, was another 5 miles. So, we turned around and back tracked. That was an hour, gone. It was getting later and later. We almost threw in the towel but rain was forecasted for tomorrow. We boarded one of the free LLBean buses and he kindly dropped us off at the store. We did our shopping and walked another 2 miles back to the boat. Once we got back to the dinghy, we headed to one of the docks and bought some lobster right off the boat! Then it was a very chilly ride back to the boat as the fog was rolling in.
All loaded up with laundry and trash. yippee
Someone's pride and joy at the dinghy dock
The lobster dock where we got our fresh catch of the day
Here comes the fog
One of our anchored neighbors
And yet another
The cooked lobster ready to go in the pasta
Linguini with lobster in a butter, garlic and white wine sauce, grilled asparagus and a fresh baguette (on our elegant plates designed by Olivia for Mother's day)
Fresh wild Maine blueberries
Used to make this blueberry crumb cake
It rained all night and most of the day so we couldn't go explore. We hunkered down and did a full day of school work and boat projects - including getting caught up on the blog.
The clouds part as the rain stops in the afternoon