Showing posts from July, 2019

Cuttyhunk Island

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. Facing Northwest. Facing Southeast. A national weather servic

Port Washington, Port Jefferson, & Block Island

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! Unique, but not exactly light weight! 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. The Port Washington launch picks us up at our boat. ...and drops us off at one of the town docks. Mary and Gale’s Yorkie, Keela, loves riding the launch or dingy, and showing us the sights and best dog walk parks. Karl's new buddy! Nice pond in Port Washington with geese and turtles side-by-side.  The weekend brings other boats into the harbor including one that seems to have snared a large blue swan