Bill and I had another exciting day on Megunticook today, Thursday, until cold fingers finally drove us ashore in the middle afternoon. Wearing a full-face helmet helped the facial chill. Ice and wind, again 10-25 Kn, were excellent. With lead aboard, both of us are feeling much more confident in winds which would normally require storm sails. I wish I’d known about lead years ago!
But the big news is that an Ice Frolic is planned for Sunday at Cam Lewis’s place, on Fishing Rock Road in Lincolnville, right on the north end of Megunticook. The Sauna will be hot, with a hole cut in the ice as a cold plunge; the grill will be going with Maine-grown steer-burgers; and all sorts of ice activities will be going on: skating, skimbatting, possibly hockey, and iceboating. Bring some food to share, and a swimming suit and towel for the sauna.
If you trust the wind, you can iceboat in to the party from Bog Bridge, which is about 3.5 miles away. Wind is predicted to be about 10Kn and temp a balmy 15 degrees. Otherwise you can see what you can do at Cam’s. Parking there is limited, and the carry to the water is about 100 yards. What you might do is plan a day of sailing from Bog Bridge, and then, if the wind favors, come to the party.
if you’re coming by boat, the map of Megunticook, showing Cam’s Sauna, and Davy Jones’ launch area, near Bog Bridge, in on the previous post.
If you’re coming by car, here is cam’s place. he’s right at the end of Fishing Rock Road:
all the best, jory