After two wonderful weeks in the Adirondacks, we finally had to put David and Adam on their respective planes back to college and we had to get back to our real life, cruising. "Adirondack" had a wonderful time on a mooring in Belfast, where he was carefully watched over by Wes, who said he didn't like mountains and wanted to stay on the boat.. The boaters who read this can imagine my pleasure when I got back onboard, went directly to the voltmeter and found it reading about 12.3 volts! Boat things don't always work like that. As an example, after I equalized the batteries yesterday I noted some variances between the six house batteries. This is never a good thing and may indicate that after seven years of faithful service, they may need replacement. Thank goodness we can push the boat to start it.
The weather has been holding out for us, even in the Adirondacks, where we had only one evening of rain the whole time. However, we got back to find that hurricane Leslie had passed by out in the Atlantic and was kicking up eight foot swells which caused us to run like rabbits for the nearest secure harbor in Rockland from our nice anchorage near Castine. It turned out to be less severe than we feared, but we never mind that outcome.
Tonight we are in a beautiful anchorage called Perry Creek, located just south of North Haven. We've invited yet another family of lobsters for dinner. We really have the cooking of these guys down to an art form (it really isn't much of an art) and can't wait for dinner. Wes hasn't shown much of an interest in eating lobsters, one of the few things we really like about him lately. Capt. Jeff