We left Tenants Harbor on Thursday, May 22nd, and headed to Isle Au Haut. It didn’t appear that the island was prepared for the arrival of transients this early in the year. The rental moorings either had a dinghy on them or the mooring lines were so badly tangled we couldn’t pick them up. We decided to head back to Merchants Row and anchor between McGlathery and Round Islands for the night. We put the engine on the new dinghy for the first time – it is scary fast! We hung out on shore and enjoyed some beer and snacks while Shamus sniffed around. Other than one or two passing lobster boats we pretty much had Merchants Row to ourselves. We walked pup on Round Island in the morning. We looked for signs to determine if we were allowed on the island or not. We didn’t locate any but stuck to walking a short span of shoreline overlooking McGlathery.
Saturday morning we completed a few chores. I did some laundry while Tim changed out the water pump and also changed the gear oil on the dinghy engine. Then we unloaded our mountain bikes from the garage (the aft cabin) for the first time. It is so great to have them with us. We rode the “Around the Mountain” carriage road loop starting and ending in Northeast Harbor. We rode a total of 15 miles and climbed a total of 1,500 ft. As always the scenery in Acadia was beautiful and it felt great to get some exercise.
A special thanks to all the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. You are not forgotten!