Circle Route Down East Completed!!! – Day 71

From Portland, Maine 185 miles back to Falmouth on Cape Cod, MA…Circle Route Down East completed! Here we are going to get gas early this morning.

Getting gas early this morning to start our 185 mile journey back to Cape Cod, where we began.

Getting gas early this morning to start our 185 mile journey back to Cape Cod, where we began.

The gas dock at the DeMillos Marina in Portland, ME was partially blocked by 6 large yachts, two are seen here.

The gas dock at the DeMillos Marina in Portland, ME was partially blocked by 6 large yachts, two are seen here.

Another large yacht by the gas dock.

Another large yacht by the gas dock.

And another large yacht by the gas dock.

And another large yacht by the gas dock.

And largest yacht of them all at fuel dock in Portland, ME.

After filling up with gas we headed out of the Portland, ME harbor, seen here, and headed for Cape Cod.

After filling up with gas we headed out of the Portland, ME harbor, seen here, and headed for Cape Cod.

As we left Portland, Maine early this morning by boat we passed the Portland Head Lighthouse, the same one we saw by car yesterday, on a clear day. The fog today gives it a somewhat different but still beautiful look.

As we left Portland, Maine early this morning by boat we passed the Portland Head Lighthouse, the same one we saw by car yesterday, on a clear day. The fog today gives it a somewhat different but still beautiful look.

Heading for Cape Cod from Maine in the fog, on a calm day for which we were grateful.

Heading for Cape Cod from Maine in the fog, on a calm day for which we were grateful.

As the morning progressed the fog lifted...a splendid day for an 8 hour run of 184 miles.

As the morning progressed the fog lifted…a splendid day for an 8 hour run of 184 miles.

Approaching the Cape Cod Canal.

Approaching the Cape Cod Canal.

Entering the Cape Cod Canal.

Entering the Cape Cod Canal.

On the Canal passing a sailboat that is heading north.

On the Canal passing a sailboat that is heading north.

One of the 2 bridges over the Cape Cod Canal.

One of the 2 bridges over the Cape Cod Canal.

Passing under the bridge.

Passing under the bridge.

A few homes along the Canal as we approach Buzzard's Bay.

A few homes along the Canal as we approach Buzzard’s Bay.

The railroad bridge over the Cape Cod Canal just before exiting the Canal at Buzzard's Bay.

The railroad bridge over the Cape Cod Canal just before exiting the Canal at Buzzard’s Bay.

Homes at the south end of the Canal.

Homes at the south end of the Canal.

More homes on the Cape Cod side of the Canal as we exit the Canal at Buzzard's Bay.

More homes on the Cape Cod side of the Canal as we exit the Canal at Buzzard’s Bay.

More lively homes on the Cape Cod side as we enter Buzzard's Bay, MA.

More lively homes on the Cape Cod side as we enter Buzzard’s Bay, MA.

As we headed out of Buzzard's Bay, about halfway out is this very high lighthouse called the Cleaveland Ledge Light.

As we headed out of Buzzard’s Bay, about halfway out is this very high lighthouse called the Cleaveland Ledge Light.

We have seen a good number of pleasure craft today around the Cape, both power and sailboats like this one.

We have seen a good number of pleasure craft today around the Cape, both power and sailboats like this one.

A high speed ferry that goes between Martha’s Vineyard and New Bedford.

A gorgeous home on Cape Cod as we approach the town of Woods Hole, MA.

A gorgeous home on Cape Cod as we approach the town of Woods Hole, MA.

The tight channel between Buzzard's Bay and Woods Hole, MA.

The tight channel between Buzzard’s Bay and Woods Hole, MA.

In the well marked channel to Woods Holw.

In the well marked channel to Woods Hole.

 Steamship Authority ferry boats to and from the islands if Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Steamship Authority ferry boats to and from the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

The Nobska Lighthouse outside of the Woods Hole Harbor.

The Nobska Lighthouse outside of the Woods Hole Harbor.

Waquoit Bay at the east end of Falmouth on Cape Cod where Bosun’s Marine is located and where we keep our boat in the winter.

More homes

More homes

Here we are back at the Bosun's Marine docks in East Falmouth after having just ended our Down Wast Circle Route. I could not have done it without my priceless First Mate!

Here we are back at the Bosun’s Marine docks in East Falmouth after having just ended our Down Wast Circle Route. I could not have done it without my priceless First Mate!

And for me, Captain Bruno Vassel, I'd like to thank all of you for following along with us and helping us to live this amazing dream. Please continue to follow us as we have new adventures to enjoy boating and fishing around Martha's Vineyard and beyond for the rest of the summer.

And for me, Captain Bruno Vassel, I’d like to thank all of you for following along with us and helping us to live this amazing dream. Please continue to follow us as we have new adventures to enjoy boating and fishing around Martha’s Vineyard and beyond for the rest of the summer.


Comments

Circle Route Down East Completed!!! – Day 71 — 8 Comments

  1. Bruno thank you for the checklist early on in your journey I’ll use it next spring as this boat season for me has come to a close its now time to put effort into getting ready for snow mobile season. Thanks again hope to catch your next trips. Charlie O’Neill Pittsfield mass

    • Hi Charlie and thanks for the comment. Have fun on the snow mobiles this winter and then have a great next spring and summer on the water. Boating is a GREAT sport!

      Bruno

  2. Well, this was one wing ding trip. Lots of amazing adventure
    and a part of the world that I have never seen. You two, like
    two intrepid pilots are bound by weather and sea as pilots
    are bound by weather and air. Amazing trip. Amazing that
    you had the time to keep the blog up so progress was evident
    and viewable by many.
    Thanks for keeping us all posted. Paul

    • Thanks Paul for the kind comments. Cari and I really did have an amazing and wonderful time. It is a trip that is so worth the effort and planning! Appreciate you following along so much!

      Bruno and Cari

  3. following your trip was awsome. something we would like to do one day. atleast made the pain following you a little less our boat got hit during sandy and were trying to get it in the water for atleast the last month here in NJ. enjoy the rest of the summer thanks again

    • Hi Jack and thank you for the blog. We would strongly recommend the trip we took to anyone with a power boat that’s in the 32 to 40 foot range, with two motors. That size really seemed to be ideal, big enough to handle the waves and wind and currents…and big enough to live aboard without being like total sardines in a can…but not so big that many of the small to medium-sized harbors where we stayed would not have been able to handle us if our boat was over about 40′. Sure sorry about your boat!! Hope that it does get fixed soon so that you can have some summer enjoyment this year on the water.

      Happy continued boating,

      iboats’ Captain,

      Bruno

    • Thanks Mike. We sure had fun doing the trip!! Maybe we will add a few fun days on the water throughout the rest of the summer as they happen…just to keep sharing how fun boating really is and can be. For now, hope you are also having some great fun of your own on the water this summer.

      iboats’ Captain,

      Bruno

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