|Vessel Name:||White Wings|
|Hailing Port:||Mount Pleasant, SC|
|Crew:||Laurie and Frank Thigpen|
So Cuttyhunk is a beautiful little island off the coast of Massachusetts. Frank and I went here 33 years ago when we were cruising. It's one of the few places that we've revisited! It's a popular cruising destination because of its proximity to Newport, its completely protected anchorage, its cliffs and its beaches. All this and I don't have a single picture of the place! We had a great stroll around the island. Waited in line to buy ice cream from a girl serving it out of a little trailer. Ate pizza at a BYOB place on picnic tables in the shade. These are the most popular eating establishments on Cuttyhunk and were just perfect for us. We went swimming for the first time since we left in May...and it was still pretty damn cold!!
Well, I'll confess, I've kind of let this blog go recently. We've really just been plugging along recently, as we left Maine and got through the Cape Cod Canal. We went from Monhegan/Banana to Jewel Island. Jewel's a pretty, small island but pales in comparison with what we saw in Mt. Dessert! It's very popular with weekend campers and a very well protected anchorage for cruisers! From Jewel we went to Gloucester. Gloucester was a little run down, but there was a great grocery store within walking distance of boat! The other good thing about Gloucester, was that we ran into friends that we'd met on Sommesville, Jay and Rene aboard Minx! From Gloucester, we went to Plymouth. Plymouth was a difficult cruising spot, as it's an hour motor from the bay into a very crowded and unprotected anchorage. It is a pretty little town and of course, is home to an abundance of American historical sites. It's the first time we've been HOT since May!!! Isn't that obnoxious? Anyway, we did enjoy trudging around town, but would not recommend it to fellow cruisers. We left Plymouth early afternoon and got through the canal smoothly. Dropped the hook in Onsett and had a quiet, uneventful night in that lovely anchorage!
Manana is a companion island to Monhegan - just 150 yards apart. The cool thing about Manana is that it's home to a fog station and actually had a fog station keeper and house, but nothing else! The lighthouse is on Monhegan. The rail line on Manana was necessary to provision the fog keepers house, as [...]