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Rockland

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  • Day20

    Rockland ME

    August 21, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    We explored Rockland today, and loved it. It seems like a creative, energetic small city. Lots of art galleries, a great art museum, antiques, TWO independent bookstores!! And one of Collin’s college friends, Jack, lives here.

    David and I found a nice coffee place this morning complete with disgustingly large, delicious cinnamon rolls. David had to return to the boat to fix the septic (really bad job, so glad he knows how to do that) so I explored the bookstores, the Island Institute (connected to Allen Island where we stayed the night before last) and saw the art museum (while David was doing shower math, see entry below) and then we met at the Lighthouse Museum.

    The art museum has lots of Andrew Wyeth’s work, Winslow Homer, some Frank Benson, Fitz Hugh Lane, Frank Bellows, and at least one Prendergast. I didn’t have time to see everything but did the best I could. One of the Wyeth paintings referenced a building on Allen Island that we saw!

    The connection with Allen Island is from the owner, Betsy Wyeth (widow of Andrew). The Wyeths supported the Island Institute by establishing Allen Isl. as a campus for the Institute.

    The lighthouse museum was fascinating. We got to see close up how the many prisms (of the Fresnel lens) increased the light projected by the lighthouses. They also had models of the Nantucket, a restored lightship that we have often passed while sailing in Boston Harbor.

    It was wonderful to see Collin’s friend Jack tonight. He told us all about his work at the Island Institute, where they are trying to find ways for Maine island communities to be sustainable, economically and culturally.

    We may leave tomorrow and head to Isle Au Haut, but we are expecting rain and possibly fog. We will wait til morning to see what the day is like.
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  • Day19

    Rockland, ME

    August 20, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 73 °F

    We arrived in Rockland Harbor a little while ago. We had a beautiful sail today, a close reach in 15-16kn winds, at times going almost 6-7 knots— not bad for dragging a dinghy. Sunny day. No sea mammals today, tho. We did see a couple of unusual birds but we think they are a type of gull (possibly a Bonaparte Gull). Somehow we just don’t get too excited about gulls. But I’m sure they deserve some recognition.

    The wind died (and I finally warmed up) once we came into the bay here. We will be here tonight and tomorrow night.

    No one has recommended Rockland so I don’t expect this to be a happening town, but we will be able to re-supply and hopefully David will find a Navionics dealer to beat up. Haha.

    Love hearing from all of you!! I think otherwise this could get very lonely!! And this is way better than sitting through a boring slide show, right?!?!
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  • Day20

    Pay Showers

    August 21, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    This is a new wrinkle for us but it’s happened twice now, pay showers! The first time, you put in quarters not really knowing how much time you will get. First quarter gave me five mins, second two mins, third 3, fourth 4. As I was feeding the clock a man came in soaking wet, lathers up, wearing a towel, he looked at me and said: “ran out of quarters”. My first time I was able to complete my shower with time to spare; I’m sure it gave me more than indicated. But I was not going to let it go to waste, so enjoyed the extra time😊

    Today’s marina was different. The machine had eight slots for quarters so I put in eight quarters and pushed in the bar. Thinking I had ample time, per my first experience, I took my time, which was a mistake! When I was completely lathered up, the water stopped. No problem, I still had six quarters. Unfortunately it only takes eight at a time. I recalled the man from the earlier experience and had great empathy. Not to be deterred, and only with a small towel, I opted to finish at the sink. Nobody else was in the place, so I set about splashing water over me from the sink. That’s when another gentleman came in, took one look, turned and left. Go figure😂
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  • Day21

    Leaving Rockland ME

    August 22, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 66 °F

    Saw this majestic 93’ schooner, Heritage, coming out of North End Shipyard just now. This shipyard was started to try to rescue the old ships, and it has worked. Maine has the largest collection of windjammers/schooners in the world.

    We are heading to Vinal Haven instead of Isle Au Haut. About 10 miles, should take 2-3 hours and we should have at least 1 mile of visibility.Read more

  • Day4

    Rockland, Maine

    July 29, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 70 °F

    We arrived in Rockland around 11:00am. This sleepy town is well-known for its quaint boutiques and art galleries. We did check out one of the other big attractions, the Project Puffin Visitor Center. This was a small museum that gives you a quick lesson on Maine’s endangered sea birds.

    We grabbed lunch at the Brass Compass Cafe, home to the famous Lobster Club Sandwich! The Bobby Flay Throwdow Winner was a must-try for Rick!

    We were in no hurry to get to our next destination so decided to explore the beach. We spent over an hour searching for sea glass and enjoying the sunshine. The Maine coastline is beautiful!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Rockland, روكلاند, Рокланд, راکلند، مین, RKD, ロックランド, Рокленд, راکلینڈ، میئن, 罗克兰

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