Overcoming Spring’s Inertia on the Maine Coast

Having been frustrated with either rain or bone chilling cold most of April, the cold, gray, miserable weather Saturday just would not seem to clear off — until about 3 pm. Enough already, we were going cruising for our first long overdue overnight. It was a pleasant passage, though almost windless, but we made it from Camden to Pulpit Harbor in an easy hour and flipped on the Espar heat below as we approached. Two ospreys and a clutch of Eider ducks greeted us as we passed Pulpit Rock. And inside, flat calm, no other boats and just enough moorings (one).

As we celebrated our good fortune and dined in the cockpit, we were able to enjoy a Pulpit Harbor sunset that just got better and better.


Tom and Jane Babbitt
S/V Bravo