Well here we are, back at Billings Diesel & Marine, Morgan’s Cloud’s “home” boatyard in Stonington, Maine—1000 nm, 5 overnights, and 21 days since leaving Charleston. We really thought that, after all the work we did on the boat over the winter, we’d be able to sail directly to Nova Scotia from Block Island without a stop in Maine, but the pull was too great! A small question about the new engine (which turned out to be nothing serious) was all it took to turn the bow towards Stonington. Not to mention the pull towards the good friends we’ve made here and the lure of hiking in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, about 20 nm from Billings.
Though it’s great to be back in Maine (despite the freezing rain we woke up to the morning after we arrived!), we really enjoyed our winter at the Charleston City Marina.