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.
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.
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.