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Cuttyhunk Island

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Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts Sunday morning dawns bright and clear. We pull anchor from Block Island and head east and north to Cuttyhunk Island with our "buddy boat", Worknot.
Cuttyhunk is part of the Elizabeth Islands, a small island chain that extends from the southwest corner of Cape Cod separating Buzzards Bay from Vineyard Sound. All but two of the islands , Cuttyhunk and Penikese, are privately owned by the Forbes family. Cuttyhunk is definitely a “get away from it all” location. Sun, sea, sky, sand… and not much else.
The inner harbor is too small for Worknot and Bravo so we anchor in the outer bay. Just in time for an afternoon rain shower.
Weather is in a constantly changing situation. Sometimes, the weather status depends on what direction you are looking in at the moment. The following pictures were taken at the same time, one facing Northwest and one facing Southeast.


A national weather service alert comes on the VHF radio warning of high winds and thunderstorms. …

Port Washington, Port Jefferson, & Block Island

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Port Washington The next few days we spend relaxing and exploring the shores and shops of Port Washington, NY. We visit the local hardware store to pick up a few mechanical items and discover a chair made from old radiators!

It is a great place to hang out. If you are on a yellow Port Washington mooring buoy, you can use the launch service which drops you off at the town dock, or at a dock directly across the street from the grocery store, West Marine, Target, ATM/bank, restaurants, and many other amenities.


Mary and Gale’s Yorkie, Keela, loves riding the launch or dingy, and showing us the sights and best dog walk parks.


The weekend brings other boats into the harbor including one that seems to have snared a large blue swan!

We enjoy visits from old college friends from the New York/New Jersey area. Klaus and Sabine make the drive from Upper Montclair, NJ and enjoy the top deck. Carol and Frank come from North Bergen, NJ.


Port Jefferson After almost a week, we choose a wonderful sunny day t…