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2021 Bryan and I sail from Long Island up along the coast of Massachusetts to Central Maine. Along the way I compose music and we distribute instruments to kids’ music programs.

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Day 51 Harpswell Visit

We upped anchor and left Boothbay, sailing to the bottom of Harpswell Neck, and then dropped the sails to motor up the long channel. We were met by a  small motorboat . It was  Frank, who had helped us a couple weeks ago with the important props in Bryan’s vignette film. (I am not yet […]

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Day 50 Surprise Scotch

As we await hurricane Ida, I recollect Henri from last week. Coincidentally Bryan’s parents’ names. He jests that they have come back to chase him around again. Here is the next entry from my First Mate’s Log. Fortunately what once was hurricane Henri has now fizzled into barely a whisper as it passed over us. […]

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Day 49 Cloudburst Awaiting Storm

We had planned to be at Boothbay Harbor only a day or two but hurricane Elsa has been making tracks up the coast and we want to be securely on a mooring should the winds be strong. This is already the fourth day here, so we will pay the harbormaster for yet another day on […]

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Day 48 Around the Campfire

Bryan connected with fellow boaters John and Deb Rapp, a couple he had met in harbor at Cuttyhunk a couple years ago. They were traveling by land and happened to be not far away so arranged to pick us up to share an outdoor dinner with new friends of theirs. It was at the home […]

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Day 47 Making Crepes at Bob & Peggy’s

We offered, or should I say Bryan offered my services to make crepes de blé noir from our Acoustic Chef book for everyone. I had many sou-chefs and each chose their customization. The first one was rather disastrous until I found the right temperature on their ultra-hot electric stove. Then they got progressively more presentable. […]

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Day 46 Boothbay Harbor

We left the mooring near Allen Island towards Boothbay Harbor. There we had arranged to meet Bob Krist, Bryan’s friend and former boss in his early years of doing commercial photography. When we rowed to shore Bob was at the dock to meet us. He and Peggy have a condo overlooking Carousel Marina where we […]

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Day 45 Allen Island & Mystery Island

Muscle ridge gave us a lovely sunrise, revealing at low tide an impressive number of rocks that are submerged and hidden at high tide. We abandoned one approach last night because it seemed there might be too many rocks and glad we did! En route to Allen island we went a bit south to get […]

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Day 44 Two Ships passing in the Day 8-17

We had hoped to see Nick Apollonio while we were in Rockland—luthier, actor in Bryan’s vignette film, and our very first friend along the coast of Maine. However, today was a rare good sailing day so Nick seized the opportunity to set out and convene with the his sailboat. I enjoyed a morning of composing […]

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Day 43 Back to Bok

We stopped back in at Rockland Harbor, Gordon Bok was away for some days so we tied up on his mooring. I walked to the gas station convenience store to get some provisions and was happy to find that they make pizza in the back. What a treat while we sat outside the visitors center […]

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Day 42 White Islands

After a rather marginal pancake breakfast from a box that dated back to Bryan’s early years aboard the boat, we headed towards the White Islands. We anchored near a few other boats. Bryan redeemed himself by making the bruschetta from our Acoustic Chef book for lunch. Mmm. We rowed to shore to hike about and […]