Monday, August 8, 2022

Port Clyde to Thomaston, wall

Russ still had a couple of items coming to Rockland. And since we weren't going to go around and back to the town, we decided to get as close as possible, which was Thomaston. It's a 25 minute bike ride from there.

The small 1 hour long trip went great, only a couple of prop trap clusters (albeit densely populated) to maneuver around.

Yesterday, however, was a grand day out! Hannah, David and we took the ferry from this tiny port to Monhegan Island. And here's why...

David took this with is drone.
Highwind and inQuest are rafted just below the little island

Quick breakie before we take the ferry
Waaaaay back in New Bedford, Scot of the Moby Dick Brewery chatted us up and recommended we see Tod of Tributary Brewery in Kittery. So we did. He in turn recommended seeing Mary and Matt of the Monhegan Brewery, on Monhegan Island.

Frankly, we didn't think we'd get there. It's a fair distance away and, once there, not a very protected place for the boat. Then I noticed, "Hey, lookie at that! There's a ferry." I put that in the back of my mind, marking the place as a "what to go" on my map. And, if you recall, I mentioned this while in Rockland... and viola!

The town of Monhegan on the island
The island, however, was an amazing destination. Think Nantucket, but way less crowded and way less expensive. Lots of little inns, restaurants, ice creams stands, museums, hiking trails, a light house that you can tour... and of course a brewery.

We stopped in after a quick hike to the other side of the island to see the cliffs. I asked to see Matt or Mary. Matt, wouldn't you know, took a few minutes to chat with me. He was tickled pick anyone would travel by boat to breweries, and was all to happy to give his recommendations.

The cliffs on the other side of the island.

Oo! And we found the Tardis.

Sunset at the end of a busy day.
Frankly, this had been kind of an interesting adventure, making us go places we otherwise would have missed. 

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