My husband and I along with another couple, Mic and Missy Johnson, sailed the northeast at the beginning of October.Â Â Nine nights at sea, sailing out of Bayonne, New Jersey was sometimes a little rough because ofÂ the wet weather.Â This cruise was vastly different in so many ways for us.Â TheÂ weather was the most obvious difference, most days were rainy and cold.Â Â This is whatÂ I had expected considering the region that we were sailing.Â Â In fact, for me anyway, this added to the ambiance of the scenery.Â Rocky coasts, lighthouses, fog and mist were a common theme.Â I loved it!Â Although afterÂ six straight days of this, we all were in need of a little sunshine.Â Â Â Nine nights was also something new to us, usually we do theÂ seven night sailings,Â the two extra daysÂ were a bonus.
This particular cruise had a culinary theme as well.Â The northeast is, of course, famous for seafood.Â I had my very first lobster in Kennebunkport, Maine, yum!!Â Lobster rolls at the Clam Shack, highly recommend!Â Maine is also famous for their blueberries.Â We had a couple of desserts that were absolutely fantastic,Â Blueberry Apple Crisp, amazing!!Â The northeast is also known for their Whoopie Pies.Â We managed to eat them in every port :)Â So a lot of fun with the food and the lighthouses, thisÂ cruise has left us wanting to go back.Â Our last port was Boston.Â I loved that city so much thatÂ weÂ agreed to go back and spend a few days.Â We plan to do that along with a drive up the coast to Maine for more scenery and culinary delights.Â We were a couple of weeks early for peak colors this year.Â They said the very wet summer lead to a late color change.Â Â We know to go around Columbus Day to get a little closer to seeing the vibrant fall foliage.Â Acadia National Park was gorgeous, even though we were there just as the leaves wereÂ starting to change.Â We missed going to the top of Cadillac Mountain, it was completely covered in fog.Â Next time 🙂
This was an incredible cruise vacation, oneÂ I highly recommend if you have already experiencedÂ CaribbeanÂ cruising and are looking for something different.
Happy Sailing 🙂