20 June 2010 | Boston Harbor
The last several weeks we've been on the move. Since departing Annapolis we did an overnighter to Atlantic Highlands NJ along with our friends aboard Virage. We spent a week in NJ visiting family and our friends from Cookie Monster who happen to live in Bradley Beach. A four hour motor-sail northward too us to New York City where we spent two wonderful days exploring Manhattan with our friends from Virage. We spent the days walking among the skyscrapers, exploring Central Park, riding the subway and having Peking Duck in Chinatown. After a BBQ dinner with our friends from Virage wishing each other good bye we rose at sunrise and made our way around Manhattan, under the Brooklyn Bridge thru Hellgate with the current carrying us thru at over 10knots. We spent the night off City Island with the following day motor sailing to the Thimble Islands off Connecticut. After a peaceful night anchored among the pink granite islands we departed at first light which at this latitude and time of year is around 4:30am. 110 miles later we dropped the hook of Onset to wait for a fair tide to carry us thru the Cape Cod Canal. We slept for 4 hours awakening at 1am heading to Boston. The current in the canal is impressive 3-4 knots with us flying thru at over 11 knots. We grabbed a mooring in Boston Harbor next to the tall buildings and New England Aquarium. After a two hour nap we were shore side heading to Fenway Park to see if we could score some Red Sox tickets to the afternoon game against LA. The nice folks at the marina office directed us to the subway and told us to just follow the Red Sox jerseys to Fenway. The Red Sox are an institution here and the game was packed, luckily there were three seats in the right field bleachers available as the game was a sellout. Fenway park was built in 1912 there aren't fancy amenities common in many of the newer stadiums, however the fans are very passionate, there for the game not the food. The Sox and LA played a great game with a tie game until the bottom of the ninth with two out and two strikes they scored the winning run. Today we explored old Boston on the Freedom Trail, we plan on leaving at sunrise to head north hoping to arrive back in Camden in a few days, Aloha.