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

August 19, 2013

Aug. 18 - Montauk, NY

Lake Montauk - Anchorage

We found out today, from local friends, why Cuttyhunk might have been so crowded. The President and his family are vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, which makes it hard for "regular" people to get around...much easier to stay across the sound at Cuttyhunk. When we left this morning we had beautiful weather and flat seas, but the closer to Block Island we got the clouder and winder it became. At least it was clear enough to see Block Island this time. When we came here in July it was raining hard and when we left it was foggy, so we've never seen it from the water before. We cruised past Block and are now on the eastern tip of Long Island.

Montauk is home to one of the largest sport fishing fleets in the US, but farming and ranching were once big business here. The Deep Hollow Ranch claims to be the birthplace to the American cowboy in 1658 and is the oldest cattle ranch in America. Hum...cowboys in New York, that's not what most people imagine when thinking about New York. It began to rain by late afternoon, so we didn't have a chance to do any exploring. That'll have to wait until tomorrow.

There weren't a lot of photo ops today.
This map shows you where we are...we are slowly working our way back to NYC. We have company coming to visit Labor Day weekend.

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