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Lincoln County

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  • Day17

    Saw Bridge, finished day in Boothbay Hbr

    August 18 in the United States

    We saw the Orr’s Isl-Bailey Isl cribstone bridge this morning and were suitably impressed before we turned and headed to Boothbay. (Built in 1927, the granite stones are held in place only by gravity. The openwork allows tides to flow through. It is the only bridge of its kind in the world, and is a Nat’l Hist Landmark and Nat’l Hist Civil Eng Landmark).

    We had toyed with the idea of staying at Bailey Isl, but it was a very short hop from Potts Harbor, and no moorings were available for our boat length. We decided to make a push to get some distance in. We sailed around 20-25 miles today.

    We headed out to the open seas, to 1-3’ swells, survived a crash of the navigation system (not a big deal, we have our paper charts), and argued over whether the display should show North Up (me) or Course Up (David). (I just took matters into my hands and changed it when he wasn’t looking, because we all know North Up is more sensible.) We also saw The Sisters (N43.44.60’ W069.43.60’), a few rocky outcroppings that must have the names Leigh, Cynde, and Lisa.

    The closer we got to Booth Bay, the bigger the swells. We had our mainsail up for a while to see if that would help stabilize the boat, and it did, a little. Once the swells got bigger, to 4’ or so, it didn’t seem to help that much.

    Fun things included seeing several seals and a couple of porpoises, one of which was only about 10’ from our boat. Then David threw up (not sure why, I’m the one who seems to be suffering from seasickness and is using the wristbands and Dramamine, but ok) but then he felt better.

    Rain started during our last hour or two, but was never heavy. We are now snug at our mooring and warming up with a cup of tea.
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  • Day35

    Damariscove Island

    September 5 in the United States

    If you zoom in on this cove, you will see how narrow it is. It is also very shallow along the edges (i.e., 1’) so we had only about 50’ (which felt like 30’) to maneuver our 43’ boat. It was a little nerve-wracking while David was setting the anchor (and calling out “make sure we don’t hit the ledges”), so we were glad when another sailboat was leaving and they shouted that we should take the mooring they just left, as there was plenty of depth. Not much side room, mind you, but beggars can’t be choosers.

    With mooring out of the way, we rowed over to the island, which is a nature preserve. We were able to hike from one end to the other. It is a fascinating place. Besides having stunning views, it has a lot of history. The Abenaki tribe was the first group to fish on the island. By 1604, Europeans had discovered it and began to settle here, and started a thriving fishing port.

    Believe it or not, the Mayflower landed here in 1620 as the group was searching for a place to start their colony. They stocked up on “coddes” (that’s codfish to you modern landlubbers). Now, this island is only 1.8 miles long, and given this tiny cove I cannot imagine how this entrance we could have been used by the Mayflower (it must have used its dories). Nevertheless, this was a thriving commercial center in its time. I suppose sort of like Target. Thus, there are foundations and remnants of old buildings that housed the early fisher families.

    In 1689, during the French and Indian War, the owner of the island was attacked on his sloop off the coast of Pemaquid (a peninsula we passed today) beheaded, and thrown overboard. He and his loyal dog were washed ashore on this island, and are still seen here on foggy nights (Note: tonight is not foggy but I will let you know what happens).

    Another event in the history parade was during the War of 1812, when the famous naval battle between the American brig “Boxer” and the English brig “Enterprise” took place off the shores of this island.

    The area across the land bridge is the major nesting area for eiders (ducks)(think “eiderdown” in your comforters) in the US. We did not see any today, however (it is past nesting season).

    It also is the site of a former US Life Saving Station (today’s Coast Guard) built in 1897, because of the “frequent shipwrecks on the shoals and ledges.” (Note reference to ledges in para. 1, above). The station is now a private home. (I will take a picture of it tomorrow when the sun is not directly behind it, very charming). It is probably available for rent, and, there are openings for 2 caretakers for next summer, if any of you are interested.
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  • Day6

    Make your own pizza!

    August 17, 2016 in the United States

    Kids got to make their own pizza tonight with tons of fresh toppings. Then it was sharing our favorite performers from America's Got Talent and playing a guessing game on Maddie's phone.

    Maddie also figured out what the Chinese characters on a window in the house meant (with a little help from a friend of Sarah's, Thank you, Sheng Chu!). It means: Love, Blessing, Luck and Wisdom.

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  • Day5

    Boothbay Harbor, Maine

    July 30, 2017 in the United States

    Today’s big activity was whale watching in Boothbay Harbor. We got into town a little early and had the opportunity to walk around before heading to the boat. The streets were lined with touristy shops and waterside restaurants. We enjoyed lunch overlooking the ocean at McSeagull’s. Food was ok but the views more than made up for it!

    After lunch, we headed down to the boat to begin our whale-watching adventure. The ride out of the harbor was gorgeous. The coast was littered with the cutest beach bungalows. We also passed two picture perfect lighthouses.

    It didn’t take long for the captain to find the first whale. We followed this poor guy around for about an hour waiting for him to surface for air.

    By the end of the trip, we had seen two different species of whales, sea turtles, dolphins and sea lions! Well worth the investment.

    We were both in love with this town, so we decided to stay a little longer and explore the shops. I definitely could see myself living here!
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  • Day4

    Tops'l Farm Retreat

    July 29, 2017 in the United States

    Our accommodation for the evening included a real bed! Tops’l Farm is a rustic retreat in a small Maine town that’s nestled between a river and the ocean. This is glamping at its best! Our tent had two single beds, solar lantern, bedside tables and water pitchers that were filled and ready for your arrival.

    The bathhouse was awesome! Cedar planks and upscale bath products made you feel like you were in a 5 star hotel. They even had a hairdryer!

    The phone charging stations nearby were a nice touch. They thought of everything. It would be nice to have something similar closer to DC.

    Dinner was at an iconic pit stop on Route 1, Moody’s Diner. The food was mediocre but it was fun knowing that you were eating in a place that has been serving tourists food since 1927. We did try one of their famous Whoopie Pies. I was skeptical but, it was actually really good.

    We headed back camp and spent some time relaxing around the fire before heading to bed.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Lincoln County, Линкълн, লিঙ্কন কাউন্টি, Condado de Lincoln, Lincolni maakond, Lincoln konderria, شهرستان لینکلن، مین, Comté de Lincoln, Contae Lincoln, Lincoln megye, Լինկոլն շրջան, Contea di Lincoln, リンカーン郡, Lincoln Kūn, Hrabstwo Lincoln, لنکن کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Lincoln, Линкольн, Округ Линколн, Лінкольн, لنکن کاؤنٹی، میئن, Condado han Lincoln, 林肯縣

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