We jumped from Gloucester all the way to Mount Desert Island in Maine. It was about a 24 hour trip, and we are now on a mooring at the Williams Shipyard in the Some Sound. The Some Sound has the distinction of being the only fjord in the United States. If you are wondering exactly what that means, a fjord is officially a valley that was carved by a freshwater glacier, and is now flooded with saltwater.
It is beautiful country. Easy to understand why people come here for the summer. It is a balmy 75 degrees during the heat of the day. As the sun sets, the eerie calls of the loons echo across the sound. Of course that coincides the rising buzz of the mosquitos…
We went into “town” today. Town consists of a post office, a gas station, and… well… that’s it. The main road has a lot of traffic as the summer people drive hither and yon, but not much is happening.
We found a friend of ours from OCSC in California is now working as a ranger at the national park here on the island. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to connect before we have to move on.
We’ll be here for a few days, and then move around the island to the “big” city of Bar Harbor for some provisioning and exploring.
I also promised myself that after the earlier post about the number of lobster pots I would never complain about them again. It is a hard promise to keep!