It was on water salt enough to support seaweed. We’d see enough if we made no crossings, so the fog didn’t deter us.
Our first several miles were south against tide and slight wind, neither creating any real problems. The coast line was muted, but some color peeked through.
|Gazebo in the mist, at the southern tip|
|Mark piloting intently, I love how the trees fade out even across the width of the beach|
A few minutes later the ledge became visible; right on target!
|To the left a harbor seal peeks around a rock. To the right a gray seal plans to linger on the rock until the incoming tide tickles its nose.|
Then we rode with the wind and current, guessing, correctly, that as we headed north visibility would improve (as the trees and land caught the fog.)
Here the major landmark for the paddle comes into view.
All in all a great paddle. The fog was heavily localized that day, by the time we drove by Marsh Stream the sky had brightened to blue, and though it was well past peak, I was utterly amazed at the variety of colors displayed before me, tans, taupe, browns, greens and yellows.
So where we were? Bucksport (or Verona Island) to Oran Ledge, though since it’s the base of the Penobscot River, that’s a fair guess as well.
This is a nice shot of the two bridges in the fog.
Basics: Low 8:50AM, launch 9:30, finish 12:30 11.5 miles. Launch from boat ramp off route 1, Verona Island. Lots of parking, no facilities.