Our “New-to-us” motor boat took us for a Fall Foliage tour up the Sheepscot

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Our “New-to-us” motor boat took us for a Fall Foliage tour up the Sheepscot

All morning the fog had been offering hope that it might lift, but as we departed the security of the dock, it socked in

Coming out of the ocean fog into Townsend's Gut

Coming out of the ocean fog into Townsend’s Gut

closer, and in a blink Perch Island appeared 200 yards ahead of us.   Then with renewed attention to wind direction we headed out of Linekin Bay.  As we rounded Spruce Point and crossed the mouth of Boothbay Harbor, the white shroud lifted.  We steered into Townsend’s Gut where the last of the mist vaporized into fingers of sunlight piercing between the trees above steep shoreline.

The blue Sheepscot beyond the swing bridge of Townsend Gut

The blue Sheepscot beyond the swing bridge of Townsend Gut

We proceeded under the swing bridge  and up the bright blue waters toward the Sheepscot.  What a wonderland of water ledges and trees!  It was an unusually low tide, but we navigated a very narrow spot with seaweed showing all around to get out into the river.  Then back to Robinson’s Wharf for an early supper; we were all famished!

The view from our table at Robinsons'

The view from our table at Robinsons’

The view from our table at Robinson’s was not lacking!

After a satisfying round of steamed mussels & clams, lobster stew, shrimp alfredo, and sweet potato fries we veered homeward.  The full moon greeted us as we exited the Gut.  What a perfect afternoon boat ride!

Moon over Boothbay Harbor

Moon over Boothbay Harbor

 

Speeding back to the Gut

Speeding back to the Gut

Speeding back to the Gut