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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Rockland Lobster Madness

We managed to sail most of the way yesterday to Rockland, ME but proptly took on 350 gallons of diesel ($3.69/gal at The Landings Marina 44d06.10'N, 69d06.27'W) We anchored outside the their mooring field (44d05.94'N, 69d05.75'W 25 ft LW) after being warned not to anchor on the foul ground near the barges.

Today we are going ashore to help consume 20,000 lb of lobster at the 65th annual Maine Lobster Festival. The Festivities over five days include numerous live bands, parade, coronation, eating contests, etc.

Some notes for future Lobsterfesters:

Their new and improved cooker can cook 200 lbs of lobster at a time so even though the chow line looks long it moves fast.

The all you can eat blueberry pankcacke breakfast is a good deal especially if you get there before they start charging the festival grounds entrance fee ($8.00).

A tour of the Navy ship is worthwhile to see what the military industrial complex is spending your money on.

There is plenty of room to anchor in the southwest corner of the harbor (but not too close to the barges which do move).

One or two days is enough.

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