We are anchored in Roque Island Sound, a large, almost enclosed bay with a long beach, about which guide book writers and locals enthuse. But for us it is the sunsets and sunrises more than the beach that get the juices flowing.
We are continuing to test and learn about our new Canon camera bodies. All of the images in this post were shot at high ISO settings (film speed to you old timers). Although there is a bit of artifacting from the compression software we use to make these load faster online, the originals look really clean. On the other hand, there is nothing the cameras can do to create the lighting. That is Mother Nature’s job. But they do give us the option of recording what before might not have been possible from a gently moving camera base.
Aside from the natural beauty of this anchorage, there is a feeling of remoteness you don’t get in other parts of Maine. This is part location–it is isolated in Maine terms–and partially due to the fact that there are few other yachts; in fact today we had the anchorage to ourselves.
And then there are the first bald eagles we have seen this year.
These kings of the air are very skittish, and difficult to shoot from a dinghy. So the images you see here are full crops, i.e. pixel by pixel density.
We could sit here for a week or two, but the bandwidth is limited. With both AT&T and Verizon we have a very slow connection, not quick enough for Skype, or more than rudimentary file downloads.
Within a few days we’ll be off, since we need to maintain contact with the outside world, until the FPB 97 is completed.