|Passing Franklin Island at the outer end of St George River|
We left the delightfully named Maple Juice Cove today, Saturday 22 September at 0935hrs. The plan was to break the passage to Portland over 2 days, but we were making such good progress that we just kept on sailing.
That seemed to be a particularly good idea because the forecast for Sunday had little wind so it was a case of sail the route today or motor it tomorrow.
We didn’t want to go straight into the main harbour at Portland because it is supposed to be quite a rolly anchorage due to the amount of boat traffic, so instead we scouted around in the islands to the north and found a suitable spot to anchor in Coleman Cove beside Chebeague Island (great name!).
|Coleman Cove, Chebeague Island|
We dropped anchor at 1730hrs for what is just an overnight stop. Tomorrow we will move into Portland Harbour run some errands whilst on Monday we have a hire car booked to take our EPIRB (emergency beacon) to a service centre for its 5-yearly routine test and to have a new battery fitted.
|Coleman Cove, Great Chebeague Island, ME, USA|