Posted in September 2012

September 28 – Day 28

Lisbon, NH to Lake Placid, NY The Lake Placid KOA is no longer very dog friendly – no dogs permitted in any of their cabins or cottages.  So we have a reservation at the Comfort Inn – it’s just too cold at night for sleeping on the ground in a tent and the forecast is … Continue reading

September 27 – Day 27

Lisbon, NH Awoke to a beautiful morning and so decided to. stay an extra day to do a little leaf peeping and maybe some hiking.  A brochure from the office recommended a route – south through Franconia Notch, across the Kancamagus Highway and back via Crawford Notch.  It was a beautiful fall day and the … Continue reading

September 26 – Day 26

Kittery, ME to Lisbon, NH After a little shopping in Kittery, we head northwest toward North Conway, NH. Stop briefly, but decide to press on toward a KOA where we know they have pet-friendly Kamping Kabins with indoor plumbing. The Kabins are not nearly as nice as advertised and certainly no comparison to Bar Harbor … Continue reading

September 25 – Day 25

Georgetown, ME to Kittery, ME Another cold, damp night. We definitely need a heater aboard the boat this time of year. Clear blue skies and the warmth of the sun ease the night’s chills and dampness but also bring somewhat of a breeze. We decide to pack up and get back on the road, south … Continue reading

September 24 – Day 24

Georgetown, ME A beautiful, warm, sunny day with little or no wind. After breakfast we fired up the engine, backed slowly out and headed for open water – open except for the thousands of lobster pots. It will take a little getting used to steering from a wheel rather than a tiller and from mid-ship … Continue reading

September 23 – Day 23

Bar Harbor to Georgetown, ME The weather cleared and we had a pleasant drive down the coast of Maine from Bar Harbour to Robinhood Marina in Georgetown where “Fortunate” is moored.  The boat was quite dry and we moved aboard – sort of.  As badly prepared we were for camping, we were worse prepared for … Continue reading

September 22 – Day 22

Awoke to rain showers as forecast.  Hopeully it will clear later as forecast too.  A big cooked breakfast this morning – bacon, hash browns, toast, and coffee.  Then browsed the net for a while and got caught up on emails and this blog. It never really cleared, unless you count sun showers. We did our … Continue reading

September 21 – Day 21

Awoke early to pack and be at the ferry terminal by 7:00 AM for the 8:00 AM departure.  Breakfast on the boat (not recommended!) and a fairly smooth 3 hour crossing in heavy fog.  Our destination tonight is the Bar Harbor, ME KOA. By the time we arrived in Saint John, the fog had lifted … Continue reading

September 20 – Day 20

North Sydney to Digby, NS A nice crossing despite the winds but arrived to cooler temperatures and rain.  This was our first really wet miserable day driving.  No stops until we reached Wolfville.  By then it was just windy, cool, and overcast.  Walked Becky on the dikes for a while before we got back in … Continue reading

September 19 – Day 19

Grand Falls to Port aux Basques Mary Ann got Peter to remove her cast and replace it with an elastic bandage before we left.  Stopped in Deer Lake for gas and a quick bite before heading on to Jean and Rex’s home in Corner Brook.  Jean had pea soup and dumplings for us and Maisie … Continue reading