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We were heading south, a great relief to know that we are finally making our way into yard period, and then Caribbean. We sailed past many beautiful places, mainly along Maine, Massachusetts. We sailed in the ocean for two days, which was quite scary, especially when the boat heeled over so much that you had to hold on to whatever possible. Quite impossible to serve under these conditions.
As we arrived in ...
After all that baseball action it wasn't easy to get up and head for Woods Hole MA to make the ferry to Martha's Vineyard but we managed. How lucky we were to have a gorgeous day for this trip. We were also lucky enough to be on tour with what must be the ...
... Wharf Waterfront Restaurant and were guided to a wonderful window view of the nearby docks and waterways. This should come as no surprise that we immediately ordered from the raw bar – Oysters! The local Barnstable Oysters have a sweet, nut-like flavor and firm meats with a unique "crunch" to their texture. They were amazing!
Perhaps it was the cocktails or the view, ...
The Cape Cod landscape is one of many estuaries and salt marshes. The largest individual marsh is the Great Salt Marsh to the west of the town of Barnstable. With deep channels running through it, this is a popular area to explore by kayak. We have been told by several folks we have met along our journey that the viewscape of the Great Salt Marsh near Fort Hill should not be missed. We are ...
... go through a gap between 2
islands known as "the strait", a narrow passage that was quite a
challenge especially for sail powered vessels with tricky currents. We
had probably 15 people up on the top deck while most of the ship
We arrived at our only mainland port, New Bedford MA just before 8. Our
tour was titled "The City that Lit the World" and I was thinking
electricity. The light in question was actually ...