We managed to pull away from the docks on Saturday around lunchtime after the windlass was repaired. Naturally, the exact moment we were ready to pull away — a tricky maneuver as we were positioned closely between two huge, expensive-looking yachts, and the wind was blowing us firmly back into the dock — three Englishmen who were wandering about looking at boats stopped to chat. So there we stood, engine rumbling, going on about how fair Exit’s hull was and yes, she’d come across the Atlantic on her own bottom many years earlier. They were very nice, but once they learned we were about to shove off on the start of a year-long trip, they decided to stay. And spectate. Oy.
Drew kept his cool and after a few tries we ended up backing out and away instead. No harm no foul.
These first few days we’ve headed down the St. George River and out into the Gulf of Maine. Here are a few photos:
AT&T doesn’t seem to have great coverage in Maine but we’ll try to update this blog whenever we can. Hope to share more soon!