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

July 22, 2016

July 21 – Vineyard Haven, MA (Martha’s Vineyard)

Lake Tashmoo Mooring

“Don’t settle. Don’t finish bad books. If you don’t like the menu leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path get off it.” –Chris Brogan

Strong winds are predicted for the next few days so we needed to find a place to hide out. We've been paying for mooring the last week, so we were ready to find a place we could anchor. Most of the little town along the southern side of Cape Cod have filled their harbors with mooring balls...ones they rent out for $60 or more a night. Definitely not what we wanted, so we decided to go back to Martha's Vineyard and anchor in Lake Tashmoo. It’s a great protected bay that is close to Vineyard Haven, a little beach and easy access to the rest of the island.

We had a great morning run across Nantucket sound. We watched the seals hunting for their breakfast as we left Stage Harbor and had a smooth ride until we got close to Vineyard Haven where the ferry traffic got heavy. We pulled into Lake Tashmoo as the winds picked up. As we were looking for just the right spot to anchor the Harbor Master asked us if we'd like a free mooring...of course we did!

We'll be here until Sunday or Monday when the winds lay down. Until then we'll enjoy relaxing on the boat, walking on the beach and taking in activities on the Vineyard.

I forgot to add this picture a few days ago of the rising full moon in Stage Harbor
Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse...one of three new lighthouses we saw today.
One of the many ferries that passed up this morning

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