"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

August 15, 2016

Aug. 14 – New Meadows River, ME

The Basin – Anchorage

“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” ―Roald Dahl
Our morning started out over cast and foggy but we could soon tell the sun was trying to burn through the fog. There are hundreds of little coves in this part of Marine and we are in no particular hurry to be anywhere, so we've decided to just take a little time this week and check a few out.

Our new spot for the day is called The Basin. Our guide book describes it as “It's a yachtsman's dream of the ultimate safe harbor...a small lake surrounded by rocky points and dark green trees, with barely a sign of human habitation, the water is still and completely protected from every direction. The Basin offers the warmest saltwater on the Maine coast for swimming.” Sounds like a perfect place to spend a day…or maybe two.

A soon as we had the anchor set we took the dinghy out to explore the shoreline. There were a few other boats anchored in the cove and a handful of boats on private moorings, but by early afternoon the day-trippers had left and we had the place to ourselves. Our own little piece of paradise.

It actually got a little warm this afternoon. My weather app said it was 85º and with the high humidity it said it felt like 90º. We were in the perfect place with the perfect temperature to go for a swim...now I can say I've been swimming in Maine. It definitely was a tad chilly but it felt very refreshing. I even cleaned the stern thruster while I was in the water. It was a wonderful spot to spend a lazy day. We even had a chance to watch a few seals playing in the cove while we waited for the sun to set.

The Basin 
Enjoying the afternoon with a little swim
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