Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Northeast Harbor Maine

Island Spirit and Cutter Loose share a dock float
mid harbor in North East Harbor Maine
After a rain day at Little Cranberry Island, we motored to our ultimate destination, Northwest Harbor, ME, where we are sharing a float with Cutter Loose. We climbed the Asticou Terraces and took aerial pics of the harbor and our boats. Strolling through the Thuya Gardens is always a pleasure and this time we took in Henry Curtis’s summer cottage as well. He was a landscape architect who donated the gardens to the town in a trust in 1928.

Our evening was delightful, having friends Linda, Ray and Tristan join us for dinner aboard. Linda and Radeen taught together for over 30 years. (Really?!) Hard to believe Tristan is now a senior at the University of  Pittsburgh! Since they have vacationed here many times and now own a cottage nearby, they gave us great advice on Acadia’s hikes and carriage roads. We enjoyed another round of Radeen's homemade chili and we all squeezed into Island Spirit for a sit down dinner for 7 shared with our good "boat buddies" Eric and Patricia.

Photos of the day...
Cutter Loose, IP460, on anchor at Little Cranberry with Mount Desert in the fog

Sutton Island north of the Cranberry Isles on the approach to NE Harbor

Radeen secures Island Spirit to a NE Harbor float



Asticou Terraces overlook, an easy walk up from the harbor

The view over NE harbor, our float is to the left of the tall tree
Thuya Gardens are the reward at the top of the hike

Local artist painting at Thuya Gardens

Island Spirit and Cutter Loose on the harbor float
Thank you, Henry Curtis, Landscape Architect and protector of these hills
Tristan, Ray and Hayden on Island Spirit

Radeen and Linda, friends for over 30 years, teaching school together

Hayden takes the team back to shore after a fun dinner aboard Island Spirit

1 comment:

Greg K said...

Floating mooring docks... How cool. I've never seen those before.

Keep enjoying the good life. I'll enjoy it vicariously.