Friday, October 4, 2013


We left Maine after visiting Belfast and Rockland one more time. We departed Rockland with the intention of sailing to Boothbay Harbor but once we got out past Burnt Island and into the Gulf of Maine we decided to just turn southwest and sail through the night to Gloucester, Mass. The weather was calm with a full moon so it was a very relaxed motor-sail and we arrived in Gloucester around 10:00 a.m the next morning. Once in Gloucester we decided to just take on diesel and pump out our holding tanks and continue on toward Boston.  We stayed one night anchored off Peddocks Island just outside Boston Harbor but didn't venture into the city because there is really no place to land a dinghy and the marinas were out of our budget. The kids would rather explore beaches and visit libraries anyway.

We then sailed to Provincetown  on the end of Cape Cod to wait out a little wind for a couple of days and then continued on to Sesuit Harbor on Cape Cod to visit my(Paul's) Uncle Mario and Aunt Judy. We stayed with them for two nights and had a great time. It was a real treat to stay at  their beautiful home and enjoy their  delicious cooking.

After leaving Sesuit Harbor we went through the Cape Cod Canal to Onset and then on to Hadley Harbor just outside Woods Hole, Mass. This is a great free mooring field put in place by the Forbes family for all to enjoy. It's an easy dinghy ride into Woods Hole where we visited the NOAA aquarium, the historical museum, and their library. Hadley Harbor is great for dinghy exploration and one morning I went out fishing and caught my first striped bass.

We then crossed Vineyard sound and anchored in Lake Tashmoo on Martha's Vineyard for a few days. We had a great time in Martha's Vineyard but unfortunately left our camera on a picnic table at the park. That's the second camera we've lost/destroyed. 

We are now anchored in Nantucket Harbor and it is beautiful. The weather has been great and we spent yesterday on a deserted beach. Today we are in town at the atheneum  (library). From here we will go back to Martha's Vineyard for a night, then onto Wood's Hole, and then onto Newport,RI for Samantha's seventh birthday.
Minot's Ledge Light outside Boston

At the East Dennis Memorial Library

Uncle Mario and us on top of Scargo Tower, East Dennis

Samantha reading to Daddy

Ship in a bottle exhibit in Wood's Hole

New T-shirts

Gingerbread houses in Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

Allegedly the most photographed house on Martha's Vineyard

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