Evening Boat Cruise By Amber Lee

Last evening we took a couple friends out on a cruise, David and Alicia. What a beautiful evening on the water. Until you are darting in and out of the coves on Moosehead Lake, you don't realize how many little treasure spots you have never seen. Moosehead Lake is close to 40 miles and consists of over 700 acres. It is the biggest lake in Maine and has so many islands.


Last night on our cruise, as we were cruising around, Harold pointed up on shore, as a little fawn with spots was standing in some foliage watching us. So beautiful and serene, we watched for a few minutes. In another cove we were blessed with seeing a couple of loons. The male loon was not very happy we were there, he did a little wing dance, so we slowly drifted away to give them their space. Two things here, one could have been their nest was close by and he was agitated by that, however, both were in the water with no chicks, so not sure about that one. Or he was all up in protecting his lady. Either way, when they seem agitated, it is much better to drift away, so as not to disrupt them from where they are acclimated to. We want to keep them right where they are so others can enjoy the view too.


I absolutely love to hear the loon call on the water during the evening, It is something that just never gets old. Loons are really quite an amazing creature, and they are actually a lot larger than they appear to be from a distance. They have a wing span of up to 5 ft and their bodies can get as long as 3 ft weighing up to 11 lbs. The average loon eats about 2lbs of fish a day-hmmm,,, so can you imagine how many loons are actually on Moosehead Lake and how many pounds of fish a day feed the loons alone.


In our area, Moosehead Lake Region, you generally start seeing chicks on their parents backs between the end of June and the first couple weeks of July. So keep your eyes open when you see them, and try to get a zoom in with your camera to see if there are any lil fluffy butts taking a ride.


There are some unique camps on the islands, as well as, some quite unusual craftsmanship. There is a cabin, that has a tall tower with a winding staircase going up it, looks to be all hand stoned, as well as, their outdoor fireplace was made from stones with a skull face in it, cannot imagine how cool it looks with a fire going it at night. Also, they had a rock base built for what may have once been a windmill, not sure if it is still functional, but it was a neat to see.


In one of the little coves, there is a house boat sitting, all private. That is the place to be in this heat, in that beautiful little cove.


On our evening cruises, we promise, you will see some beautiful sights. However, we can never promise that you will get to see wildlife, as our water route changes and the sights change, and you never know what you may see. Guaranteed though, it is a delightful, beautiful two hour cruise. What an excellent way to propose! Or what a nice evening to spend having a few adult beverages while being chauffeured out on the cool waters, it is always at least ten degrees cooler on the water, you cannot beat that. So much to see, you just cannot do it in two hours not even in 8 hours!


So if you are hankering to get out on the water, but your not really interested in fishing, just remember we do private boat cruises as well. So book us, bring your snacks, beverages, sit back and relax while we take you on a beautiful scenic boat cruise.


It is gearing up to be a beautiful Fourth of July week. You have an absolutely wonderful Fourth of July,,,,,,,be safe out there on the roads travelling and get that fishing trip or boat cruise booked. We have openings at mooseheadareaguideservice.com. Check us out! Hopefully we will see you soon!


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