Thursday, September 20, 2018

August 27-28, 2018 Cuttyhunk, MA

We decided to move on north and check our water leak as we go.  At some point, we will have to have it repaired.  We left our anchorage and it still took an hour to get out of the bay.  This is a huge bay and great for sailing. 

Castle Hill Inn south end of Newport, RI
Beavertail State Park from the water
We decided to just do day trips as we moved north.  Our first stop was Cuttyhunk, MA.  It’s the island at the end of the chain south of Cape Cod called the Elizabeth Islands.  We were able to sail 3/4s of the way.  Dave looked at me and said “we’re sailing in New England!”. 

After anchoring, we called the Cuttyhunk Shellfish Raw Bar to order seafood.  They deliver to your boat!  We tried their clams on the half shell and their clam chowder.  We’d never had raw clams, and they were pretty good.  What a great business.  They said they have been doing this for 37 years.

Dave checked our leak and we do take on more water when we are at sea.  So we decided to call the insurance company tomorrow and get moving on this. 

We spent the day making calls and returning calls to our insurance company and marinas.  To get things started, they had to e-mail us forms to fill out and return.  Well, it would have been easier on the main land.  The wifi wasn’t very strong on this island.  It took forever to open the e-mail, download the forms, and print them.  Things you take for granted on land. 

We also started researching marinas that do repairs in this area.  We had some ideas in Narraganset Bay, but we don’t really want to head back there.  We want to keep moving north (actually east before north in this location). 

Dave removed the water from the area in the aft of the boat, again.  We’ll see how that goes.
I made an awesome shrimp scampi dinner.  Otherwise Dave would have called the Raw Bar to deliver to our boat again.
Cuttyhunk form our anchorage

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