Welcome to the Women’s Cruise of Casco Bay Tuesday-Monday, August 14-20, 2018. With expected sunshine and fair winds, we should have a delightful time together!
August 14 -
We will congregate at Snow Island and swim in the (debatably) warmish water, watch the ospreys and raft up for a pot luck dinner.
August 15 -
In the morning, we will sail to Malaga Island for a lunch stop. This small island has a very interesting history, and the walking path has information placards at key spots. Then we will sail on to Hermit Island, arriving between 2-3 PM at around high tide, (the entrance is a bit shallow in one spot). Hermit Island is a campground with short distance hiking and many sandy beaches. If we’re lucky we can catch a beautiful sunset from the cliffs of the island. Total distance today will be about 16 nm.
August 16 -
We will sail from Hermit Island to Seal Cove, near the mouth of the Damariscotta River. It’s about a 24 nm sail. There is a conservation preserve for exploration and we can have a pot luck dinner ashore.
August 17 to Saturday, August 18 -
We will sail from Seal Cove to Hog Island (about 20 nm), on the northern side of Pemaquid Point. It was first established as an Audubon Ecology Camp and has varied habitats and a trail around the 330 acre island. We could spend the night there or scoot over to Idyllic Round Pond for the night. (Lobsters at Muscungus Bay Lobster Pound there!)
August 19 to August 20 -
Sail to Orrs Yacht Club, at the Cribstone Bridge at the end of Bailey Island. This is our longest sail - 30 nm. There is lots to do at/near this incredible block stone bridge. We can walk the bridge, there’s a sandy beach that’s exposed at lower tides, and there are several restaurants there. You can also rent kayaks if interested.
Registration fee: $10 per person.
Any non-member participants must sign and return the Event Waiver Form
prior to the cruise.