Cruising the beautiful Maine coast

This past weekend we had the treasured opportunity to spend time out on my Dad’s boat Aurora cruising in the amazing Penobscot Bay region of Maine. It’s a trip we do every July, and it’s the highlight of our summer. As much as our family adores Maine’s rivers and mountains, there’s nothing like spending time exploring Maine’s awesome coast.

A schooner heads out on a tour of Penobscot Bay

A schooner heads out on a tour of Penobscot Bay

The sights, smells and sounds are unlike anywhere else in the state: porpoises breaking off the bow, harbor seals popping up to see what’s going on, the clang of a bouy bell. And that salt water smell! Intoxicating…

Seal Bay, one of our family's favorite spots!

Seal Bay, one of our family's favorite spots!

There is so much exploring to do once you’ve moored up, we packed our inflatable kayaks so that we could do some island hopping and SWIMMING! It’s so fun to launch yourself off of a granite cliff!

We were also fortunate enough to hit my Dad’s favorite clam digging spot, which provided an outstanding Saturday night treat.

These inflatable kayaks made island-hopping so easy!

These inflatable kayaks made island-hopping so easy!

We had great luck at Dad's clamming spot!

We had great luck at Dad's clamming spot!

Aurora and Caribou (my Uncle Ted's boat) rafted up in Seal Bay

Aurora and Caribou (my Uncle Ted's boat) rafted up in Seal Bay

In addition to swimming and clamming, heading ashore to find treasured Maine seaglass and other cool beach artifacts is one of our favorite things to do when we’re out on the boat.

Maine island treasures

Maine island treasures

We were all kind of sad heading back into Rockland Harbor on Sunday, but we know we’ll be back next year. Every time I think we’ve had a trip of a lifetime, we go ahead and have a weekend like this past one…a trip of a lifetime! Thank you Dad and Jenn!!


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