Monhegan: Day 3

The 15-20kt southwest winds were forecast to continue this day along with seas of 3-5ft.  I awoke to cool temperatures and cloudy skies.  No fog was present but the skies were showing rain and the mainland was shrouded in haze.  Having made the crossing once, I contemplated taking the ferry back with my wife, but the kayaker in me opted to paddle instead.  With the predicted winds on the beam and an ebb tide, I chose a course to compensate with Allen Island as the intended goal.

marshall point light

marshall point light

Launching at 0930 into predicted seas, I headed northeast, surfing half the distance on the quartering seas.  Once at Allen, I chose to follow the eddy running along it up to Davis Island  before heading towards Port Clyde.  With the rain starting to develop and a ferry to meet, I made for the beach.  

Port Clyde

Port Clyde

Mohegan is a place I will go back to in the future.  With 22 miles of hiking trails to explore, of which we were only able to do about 10%, great art, food and people, it's a beautiful place that deserves more than one visit. 

Looking out from POrt clyde

Looking out from POrt clyde