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Lobster traps, Lobsters, and Lighthouses

By Paula

Time flies when you are having fun!  This is my excuse for being behind in blogging as we have been in Maine since the first of August.  Last I left you we were heading to Portland for refuge from Hurricane Isaias.  We stayed at a slip in Dimilo’s Old Port Marina in downtown Portland.  This proved to be a great spot not only for weather protection, but, also for the wonderful people we met.  Susan and Barry, on their Sabre 42 powerboat, hail from Massachusetts.  They were a wealth of knowledge on cruising New England. We enjoyed socially distanced happy hours with good conversation and exchange of helpful tips for baking and cooking in the convection oven (more on that later).  Immediately next to us was a Sabre 54 powerboat with owners Angelia and Gene and their 2 dogs, Ginger and Carolina.  They planned to head to Eastport Maine which is the furthest north and east in Maine before Canada.  Unfortunately for them and us, Canada is not allowing Americans in due to Covid.  We looked forward to Nova Scotia, especially Brian who wanted to go to Oak Island and find the treasure (for all “Curse of Oak Island” tv show fans you would understand).  Oh, well, maybe next time!!  Angie and Gene rented a truck to pick up bikes for their trip.  They kindly offered their truck to us for grocery shopping.  This is the last Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods in Maine and even though both stores are only 0.5 miles from the marina the truck was invaluable to stock up on food and alcohol for the next several weeks.  Trader Joes’ 2 buck and 3 buck chuck (cheap wine that tastes good) are onboard! Continue reading Lobster traps, Lobsters, and Lighthouses

Cape Ann, Ma and New Hampshire

By Paula

Hello from New England!  We continue to head north along Massachusetts on our way to Maine.  We arrived at Cape Ann, the northernmost limit of Massachusetts Bay, which encompasses the city of Gloucester and towns of Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport. Continue reading Cape Ann, Ma and New Hampshire

Whales, Workouts, and Weathervanes!

By Paula

Hello from Rover!  When I last left you we were in Quisset, Ma. a lovely, quiet and serene location.  Our next venture started after meticulous piloting so as to enjoy a favorable current.  Speeding through the Cape Cod Canal at 10 knots left us on the inside of the Cape with a sail to the next port of call, Provincetown, or Ptown (did they know I was coming?) Continue reading Whales, Workouts, and Weathervanes!

Paula’s First Post!

By Paula

Greetings from Rover!  This entry covers almost 3 weeks of information on our stops to include site info, workout options and food.  Future posts will be shorter as I get into the groove of writing.  So, here we go…after 10 years of planning, we finally embarked on our “around the world” excursion on June 27, 2020 from Annapolis, MD.  Like everyone, we needed additional thoughtful planning to account for the new normal, “living with Covid.” More of that to come for sure. Continue reading Paula’s First Post!