Monthly Archives: June 2011

Thursday, June 30th – lay day in Nantucket

It is a picture perfect day in Nantucket.  The  sun is shining.  The sky is crystal clear…a deep blue punctuated by a scattering of fair weather cumulus clouds.  The temperature is a pleasant 70 degrees with low humidity.  A low pressure area … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 29th

We are wide awake at 5 AM with the rumble of thunder, the sound of rainfall pelting the deck hatches and Cutter Loose tugging at her anchor.  In our pre-dawn thought process, we become resigned to spending the morning or perhaps the entire day … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 28th

The threat of late day showers and thunderstorms inspires an early start to the day.  At 6:30 AM, the anchor is up and the bow of Cutter Loose is headed south in Narragansett Bay.  We pass under the Jamestown Bridge, … Continue reading

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Monday, June 27th – lay day in Bristol, RI

This morning we travel 4 miles from Potter Cove and set the hook in the harbor at Bristol, RI.  The historic town of Bristol has been a center of boatbuilding for centuries.  Bristol promotes itself as having the oldest continuously celebrated … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 26th

Today we ease back into cruising mode after a brief respite.  After the 9:30 AM service at First Presbyterian in Newport, we slip free from our mooring and mix it up with the hundreds of pleasure boats plying the waters of Narragansett Bay on … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 22nd

Today we leave Cuttyhunk Island and retrace our steps to Newport, a journey of 27 miles.  There is a threat of thundershowers for this afternoon.  As we enter Newport harbor at 1 PM, the sprinkles begin to fall. Cutter Loose will … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 21st – Summer Solstice

This morning we visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum.  During the 17th and 18th centuries, whaling ships from New Bedford traveled to all of the oceans of the world.  The ships would not return to port until their holds were … Continue reading

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Monday, June 20th

Today, we leave island life behind and return to the mainland.  Our destination for today is the town of New Bedford, MA, a journey of 24 miles. The navigational challenge of the day is Woods Hole, home of the famous … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 19th – Lay Day in Martha’s Vineyard

Today we explore the eastern half of Martha’s Vineyard by bicycle.  Since today is Sunday, the outbound ferries from Vineyard Haven (aka Tisbury) are packed with retreating weekenders.  We cycle out of town against an incoming tide of vehicles and … Continue reading

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Saturday, June 18th

Today, we sail from Newport Harbor to Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard, a distance of 49 miles.  Our course takes us southeast from Naragansett Bay into Rhode Island Sound, then northeast into Vineyard Sound and briefly east into Nantucket Sound where … Continue reading

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