Early Season Exploring
I was happy to spend a long weekend exploring new places even though it started out on the chilly side here in the Northeast. Popular anchorages are usually popular for good reason. We generally tend to avoid them due to the crowds, but this time of year they are nearly empty and serene.
As is the custom in many places, we picked up a mooring, knowing we could have to move if the owners arrived. Luck wasn’t on our side as the owners arrived at dinner time. We had the engine running within a few minutes of when we matched the name on the stern of their boat to the mooring ball. They gauged the situation and were kind enough to pick up a neighboring mooring for the few hours they were staying. After dinner we dinghied over and thanked them. It was a great way to start the summer season, in a beautiful sparsely populated anchorage, making new friends.
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