"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

August 19, 2012

Aug. 18 – Burlington, VT

Farmers Market
Burlington Mooring Field

We woke up to a beautiful day…the front moved in last night and the temperature was 58 degrees this morning. Burlington is hosting the USA Triathlon this weekend, which is a national championship. They began swimming at 7:30, although we couldn’t see much from our mooring. We read they would be in the water until 10:00, so we had a slow morning on the boat. Around 10:00 we dinghied to shore and spent the morning at the Burlington Farmers Market. What a great way to spend the morning and what an amazing array of vegetables, art, cheeses, breads, wines, and meats they had. We sampled a lot of great items. They also have a lot of booths that sell things to eat; making a lunch choice was very hard. We also spent time wandering through the shops on Church Street, which is a pedestrian mall with street entertainers, music and over 100 places to shop and dine. It was a wonderful day to just relax and watch people.

Brad brought his fishing boat by this afternoon and took us to see Shelburne Bay, where they keep their Monk. What a great afternoon to be on the lake…and going fast was a real treat! We went back into town this evening to check out a few local breweries and have dinner. We find some good beer but our dinner choice was just average. Burlington is a beautiful town, with all kinds of activities to offer.

Burlington Farmers Market
Church Street Market Place
Local kids jump from different ledges of this cliff into the water
Rock stackings near the harbor...they are all along the beach
The Wilson Family String Band preforming on Church Street
More night time entertainment

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