So this is a lighthouse cruise short though it may be. With a toad soaker of a forecast for Wednesday we were very surprised to see the wall of rain pass north and south but leave us largely alone until the days end. With the wind easterly all this time we have been hard pressed to see too many lighthouses. Curtis, Eagle, Pumpkin, Blue Hill and a distant glimpse of Bass Harbor Head are all that we have noted. Tomorrow we will set out in earnest to bag a whole bunch more. Seems as though the wind has had other plans for us. I used to fight the wind more than I do these days. It is sometimes difficult for this captain to appreciate the mystery. I can only say that we are delivering exactly what we advertised…"see lighthouses from the decks of a traditional schooner just as they would have many years ago". Well the wind was no more or less "cooperative" then than it is now.
Yesterday was also a big day as we made our first transit under the Deer Isle bridge and the crew was some impressive. We cleared with inches to spare on the top of a spring tide. Molly and Rob rode the mastheads. A big cheer for the crew. Sara says.. hey Mama! She is doing a great job as chief mate.
Have a great day. Be well. Do good.