Bit of a slog under sunny skies. Winds were in the high teens with the waves 3 to 4 feet with a short period between. Ramble On tacked out to run in under sail but we don’t point as well so we decided to go with full main, shortened jib and motor. It wasn’t overly pleasant but it was only a few hours before turning up to run with the wind the 5 nm to our anchorage. More protected from waves and wind it was a smooth and wonderful sail up the channel with occasional alterations of course to avoid anchored/moored boats. We were passed by a small runabout with 5 or 6 people aboard who slowed down and yelled, “yay Kingston , wonderful sailing”, followed by a thumbs up. Since very few Americans have heard of Kingston that was an interesting moment.
This anchorage was a meet up with friend’s of Ramble On. They came out to meet us in their dinghy to give some guidance of the best place to anchor. We had dinner on their boat which was lovely and interesting to hear their sailing adventures. They spend most of their summers cruising these waters and racing the Newport to Bermuda race and the Marblehead to Halifax race so many interesting, funny, and horrifying tales.
This part of Maine is a whole set of long fingers that lead to pretty and protected harbours and anchorages, see the attached photo.