And now we are in Maine

Several months ago, we landed our dinghy in Warderick Wells Land and Sea Park, Exumas (Bahamas). A few minutes later, a woman came over. “I know who you are.” The woman was Diana, mom to Ben (our friend and fellow liveaboard back in the Boston days). She and her husband, Stan, were cruising the Bahamas for the winter. Stan showed up a few minutes later. Bypassing the usual pleasantries, he cut right to the chase and said to Tig, “I have a summer job for you, if you’re interested.”

We had a follow-up conversation over breakfast aboard their boat. The job was at a boatyard in Maine. The job was part private captain and part helping out in the boatyard. We thought about it, got some more details, turned it down, re-considered, and made the decision. By then boats had already started their march across the Gulf Stream. We had to say goodbye to the Bahamas, put Wildie on the hard, and book it up to Maine by the end of May.

And so here we are…still feeling our way on solid ground. And enjoying the unique experience of Maine in the summer.

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6 Replies to “And now we are in Maine

  1. Summers in Maine are just SO glorious!!! How lucky your kids are to get to spend some time there. I still remember vividly our family trips to Maine and I was such a small girl- picking wild blueberries and making pancakes,lobster roll picnics on rocky beaches, fireflies and cool night air. Oh your kids are in for a treat!

    How lucky you are to be hooked up with the quickly becoming legendary Diana and Stan!

  2. If you get near Portland and want to get on the water for a bit and it works out, it would be our pleasure to host you. Unless you have a mono’s disdain for cats. 🙂 The mono is on the hard since this acquisition. Sharon is enjoying being flat.
    Welcome to Maine. Islesboro is a beautiful spot.
    s/v FifthQuarter

    1. We’d love to Dave. But the wifey is not allowed on a cat. Just kidding :). We’ll keep you in mind as summer plans unfold.

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