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.
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.
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.
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.
As the morning progressed the fog lifted…a splendid day for an 8 hour run of 184 miles.
Approaching the Cape Cod Canal.
Entering the Cape Cod Canal.
On the Canal passing a sailboat that is heading north.
One of the 2 bridges over the Cape Cod Canal.
Passing under the bridge.
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.
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 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.
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.
The tight channel between Buzzard’s Bay and Woods Hole, MA.
In the well marked channel to Woods Hole.
Steamship Authority ferry boats to and from the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
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.
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.