Our first night out took us to Cuttyhunk. The winds were out of the SW at about 15. While the seas were behind us, the "yawing" wasn't too bad and the ride was comfortable. We arrived as the winds were picking up and decided to anchor inside the harbor. There we found refuge and had a great night's sleep. By 9:00 we were on our way to Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard. We decided to go down Buzzards Bay and through Wood's Hole to catch the considerable current. Fog was thick on the Vineyard Sound side of Wood's Hole. Once in Nantucket Sound we had very limited visibility (less than 100 feet). Fortunately, we have gotten used to navigating in the fog and had a great sail up to E-Town. Once there, we took a town mooring and were tucked in for the Fourth of July celebrations to come.
|Terry and Murray on a Starbord Tack|
While in E-Town, we were able to connect with Vermont friends, Terry and Dan. We enjoyed a dinner together on the fourth but missed the fireworks due to more fog. The following day brought nothing but sunshine, great winds and a fabulous sail with Dan and Terry to Vineyard Haven, also on the Vineyard.
|Martha's Vineyard coming into sight|
|Music on the streets of Edgartown - 4th of July|
|Safely at anchor in Menemsha Bight|
Kay makes landfall in Menemsha.
We finished up the week with a great sail back with "Blue Moon" to Bristol. After nine hours, it all ended with a bourbon with Kay, Dennis, and Sue at the Bristol YC. Perfect end to a great week.
Now back to the repairs of Atalanta as we get her ready for our great adventure.