As we left the Basin we again ran the gamut of the lobster pots.
And on our way up to Harpswell Harbor, there they were again. You may wonder why we keep harping on these lobster pots, thinking that we would be accustomed to crab pots anyway. There are soooo many more lobster pots (3 million licensed in Maine!) – even in 150 feet of water or more! Anyway, we made it through to Harpswell Harbor and dropped anchor.
Another pleasant anchorage, but the real draw here is the cribstone bridge that connects Bailey and Orrs Islands.
Besides seeing the bridge, though, there happened to be a restaurant right there that just happened to sell lobsters and blueberry pie (the absolute best ever).
mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, built in 1869 and recently – beautifully – renovated.
I wouldn't want to jump to any conclusions about the Catholic community in Portland - but this sign was across from the entrance.
Also during our 3 ½ day stay, Joe managed to change the engine and transmission oils and go to two marine supply stores, we got hair cuts (!!!), did laundry and the yacht club commodore took us to the grocery store. In case there’s any doubt – Joe and I both thoroughly enjoyed Portland and would go back. One reason to go back is somehow we were within blocks of the LL Bean Outlet store and MISSED it! Monday, the 25th, we got a late start under overcast skies.