Awoke to sunny skies and silence except for a few bird songs. Enjoyed the quiet and beauty until 11am when we departed for Portland. The seas were calmer but the soft winds were often on our nose so didn’t have any sails out for long. This being Labour Day w/e there was an enormous amount of boat traffic and, of course, the usual crab pots.
The Portland harbour is in behind some islands which have forts on them from days gone by.
Had to wait for both the fuel dock and our slip to be ready. Why do folks tell you it’ll be ready in 2 minutes when they know it won’t be? I’d rather know the truth. Waited on the fuel dock with the incompetent dock hand.
Spent the evening wandering around the old town. Some streets were pedestrian only with old warehouses converted into shops and restaurants. Quite a vibe going. It was quite crowded and mostly with university aged kids. We discovered that indeed there are several colleges close by.