We enjoyed seeing more than 20 old and several recently constructed schooners race from Rockland to Camden. We tied up our vessel to an inner harbor float big enough for 2 boats in the Camden Harbor and enjoyed hearing the Flash in the Pans Steel drum band from Blue Hill, Me. The race was part of special packages for weeklong trips on some of the windjammers. Packages go for around $1000 for 7 nights. The wooden boats are gorgeous ! We spent 3 nights in Camden then enjoyed having Herb Stackhouse join us for a sail back to Rockland where we stayed 2 nights and finally received the long awaited "o" rings for the frig! It was a fast installation! We have found that in this cool climate the block ice keeps the food quite well so we may supplement with block ice to reduce the frig draw on our AGM batteries.
One morning for exercise, we hiked several miles from town to the foot of Mount Battie (Camden Hills state park) and had a moderately strenuous hike to the top for a great view of Camden Harbor where our boat was tied up to the float - far right is the town . From the top, we could see more than 50 of the 2000 islands off the coast of Maine including Mt Desert Island where Acadia Natn'l Park is located. There are though only 14 island communities.