Thursday, 30 August 2012 12:13
The forecast was calling for a southwest wind (a headwind) to pick up in the afternoon. We got up early (4:30 am) to try to make some progress before the wind picked up. As I was taking down the tent by headlamp, I saw the birders head off down the trail to where they will spend several hours catching birds and banding them. We launched our boats as the sun came up. Lobster fishermen were already cruising around in their boats, checking their traps. We paddled past a lot of lobster trap buoys today! We paddled past several large bays and through a group of islands. We landed in Jonesport just as the wind picked up around noon. It is nice to be done paddling so early in the day – we have had a chance to dry stuff out, get groceries and explore town. Our day ended with a feast at the campground. We were invited to a gathering of local family and friends. They had so many different kinds of soup! The lobster chowder was amazing.
Distance traveled: 17 miles
1 Bald Eagle
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