We kept things simple for our third day in Boothbay. A slice of the Captain’s Banana Bread followed by a tour of the surrounding islands and a picnic lunch somewhere along the way.

Morning View of Boothbay Harbor

We shoved off around 10:30 and just cruised along, taking in the morning sights.

We basically took a right out of the harbor and hugged the coast of Southport Island. I was looking at the chart and noticed Christmas Cove. Bion Pike (Manchester-By-The-Sea Harbormaster) had recommended visiting there.

So we took a right at Newagen and went inside the lighthouse and up the southeast side of the Island.

I wish I had photos to share, but that side of the island was so thick with lobster traps that I couldn’t take my hands off the wheel.

As we started to enter Christmas Cove, the little voice in my head said, “That looks really narrow.” The chart showed 35’ in the center of the cove, but the edges “blued out” quickly. I looked in the cove and saw nothing but little boats. I turned around and headed back to Newagen.

We were quite a ways from our picnic spot in Linekin Bay, so I put the pedal to the metal and sped across the outer bay.

We dropped anchor around noon and started soaking up the sights and sounds of Linekin Bay.

As you may know, I’m both the Captain and the Cook, so eventually, I headed to the galley to cook lunch. We were having Captain’s Rubens.

I had some leftover onion rings from Smith Wollensky’s that I’d thawed out, and the thought was to resurrect them in the convection onion.

The Rubens came out great, and although the rings weren’t quite as crunchy as they’d been fresh, they were still delicious.

After lunch, we circumnavigated Spruce Point and took a closer look at Viva.

I also spotted my second Sabre 66, Prevail IV,on our trip.

Note the Back Cove 34 off her stern and how small the adult women tending the fenders looks.

Change of Dinner Plans

We had booked the 1901 for dinner and noticed there was live music starting at 4:00 PM downtown, but the breeze and the scenery took over, and we canceled dinner and hung out on the Flybridge.

The fellow in blue shirt is a local author named Charles Thayer. Mrs. Horne struck up a conversation with him and ended up going to town to buy a copy of his latest book – Death and Due Diligence.

It turns out that Charles is regular Murder She Wrote, having published a number of mystery novels set in Boothbay.

We ended up returning to Mine Oyster Company and ordering takeout pizza while enjoying some Pemaquids and an IPA at the bar.

The pizza was very good!

Saturday we head to Portland for a few days.