Thursday, September 25, 2014
The launch at Bunker's Cove is across from Stave Island. And pretty much immediately we discovered where the cormorants had been hiding all summer.
Our journey took us by Yellow, Jordan and Ironbound Island. These are all privately owned islands without public access. The buildings on the islands indicate they are owned by people who love them and have the funds to enjoy them.
Check out this little studio:
It wasn't the buildings, or the ships which brought us to this site, it was exploring the keyhole sea caves of Ironbound. These are found on the south east side of Ironbound, carved into the high cliffs. They are best explored on still days. The marine forecast called for waves a foot or less, but unfortunately that's not what we found. So we only popped into a few, which were at angles that minimized waves.
On the southwest of Ironbound, we were surprised by a passel of seals bobbing in the water. It was great fun to watch them watching us, but unfortunately the pictures are terrible, so I'll spare you those.
We didn't see other kayaks on the water, but the Margaret Todd was out.
Three or four lobster boats were also on the water. Remember "no lobstering Sunday" is a tradition, not a law.
Summary: Launch: South Gouldsboro, maybe 10 spaces, no facilities. Launch 9AM, High 9:35AM, finish 12:30PM, 9.8 miles.