Off We Go


Pipe Dreams is fueled, packed up and ready for a multi day excursion to Cape Ann, Massachusetts.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the blink of an eye we are beyond Penobscot Bay into the Atlantic Ocean which, thankfully, is quite calm  this early morn.  The only other vessels we see are lobster boats

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand fishing boats likely looking for tuna.  I would love to be close enough to this one to learn the reason for flying a confederate flag, not something you see in New England.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs we draw close to New Hampshire,  I spy Smuttynose, part of the Isles of Shoals, off in the distance.  Quite a history this little island has.  I’ll spare you all of it, but know that pirates such as Captain Kidd and Quench are thought to have visited there.  Blackbeard came in 1720 with his 15th wife.  He left the island when the British fleet  arrived, promising to return for his wife.  She waited in vain until her death some 15 years later.  It is said her ghost still roams the island optimistically thinking Blackbeard will return.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALater in the morning we were very surprised to see in the distance a tall ship with all sails unfurled.  It is always a thrill to see one of these beauties on the water.  If my eyes were correct, I think this one hails from Newport, Rhode Island.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASome 5 hours after leaving Rockport, we near our first destination, Newburyport, where a huge stone breakwater reaches far out into the sea. Both birds

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand humans were nestled on the rocks enjoying the sun

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand looking out to sea, perhaps dreaming their own adventures.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust in time for lunch we arrived at our first destination, Newburyport.  From a distance, it appears an interesting place to explore.  First things first, however, as we have to do all things boat before heading into town.  What we see there will have to wait until another day so stay tuned.

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16 thoughts on “Off We Go

  1. Oh I love these little adventures you share!! Beautiful pictures as always. Buffalo is hosting a few of those big sail ships…I will look to see if this one comes along! Tina

  2. Have fun onshore in Newburyport. Love that town.

  3. Great trip you’re having, I too love Newburyport. Have fun!

  4. How lovely! Enjoy your adventure. 😃

  5. Oh, what a lovely day! Your photos always make me long for a trip to Maine.

  6. Looking forward to more of your adventures.

  7. I lived in Newburyport💕

  8. i love seeing your photos when you are on a boating adventure….have fun and stay safe!

  9. Linda, what fun adventures that you have…will be waiting to see more of this one!

  10. What day were you in Newburyport. We just returned from there on Sunday. Norm’s brother built a house on Plum Island, just across the bridge from NBP.

  11. Hello~ I’m Gwen’s friend Judy from Michigan. Enjoying your cruise down The Maine Coast in your adorable boat. I’ve been reading Lulu’s Blog and see that you are an accomplished weaver along with many other homemaking skills. No wonder you have become friends with Gwen, a kindred spirit. Travel safe~

    1. Thank you for dropping by. We had quite an adventure seeing new sights and enjoying good food and company with Gwen and Bob. Do visit again.

  12. Carole Wilkinson August 20, 2016 — 6:45 pm

    So happy to see your blog. I am in the process of writing one about our 42 day trip to Europe this summer. My son and daughter n law are on a cat a little further down the East coast. Enjoy your time with Gwen and Bob they are fun people. Carole Wilkinson

    1. Thank you for popping in. We were delighted to have Gwen and Bob along for the adventure. Your 42 day trip must have been quite special.

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