Day 40 Mosquitos & Lobsters
Categories: First Mate's Log 2021
I didn’t sleep much at all, as one mosquito after another from Pell island found her way into the boat’s cabin and insisted on buzzing around my head. In the morning during a short break in the fog Bryan and I went for a swim in the cold Maine water. That woke me up! Then the fog set in again with the accompanied drop in temperature.
We had tried unsuccessfully over the past days to buy lobsters from the passing by lobster boats. Even the lobstermen seem to be short-handed, and have many traps to check, fewer catches but much higher prices for each. Finally in the way to sealtrap Cove in Isle Au Haut one lobsterman stopped and sold us two lobsters for $10 each. Twice the price of last year but we were still very happy with this. We cooked up a delicious dinner, early enough so we could sit in the cockpit with candlelight and a light breeze, prior to the mosquitos once again descending.