Just to prove that we are taking a slower pace and making it up as we go along, we decided on the spur to stay a third day in Newport. Monday evening we joined cruising friends Kathy and Ron Trossbach on their new trawler Sunneshine. It was fun catching up. Tuesday was a perfect travel day as we crossed Rhode Island Sound to the entrance to Buzzards Bay before noon. Our destination was Cuttyhunk; indian for “Lands End”...where the clothes come from. Last visit here we arrived to find all of the town moorings full and had to anchor in the outer harbor. This time we had our pick and quickly made up to one of their unique pole moorings. This tight mooring field filled up quickly. The water was clear and cool so a swim off the platform was in order. The closeness of the moorings allowed for some great people watching as we had dinner on the bow. We have begun to be aware that sailboaters usually send the female to the bow to wrestle with the mooring. The male stays in the cockpit and occasionally scolds the lady for her lack of strength and agility.
On Wednesday we took a dinghy ride into the town of Gosden where the tourists meet rustic Massachusetts. We saw Sopranos Pizza complete with statues of the Blues Brothers in the garden. The one room school house was beside the one room library and the one room town hall. The only market in town was closed to restock in the middle of the day. As the fog lifted for the fifth time, we scooted out to the outer harbor to pick up a mooring with a little more swing room. Dinner was again on the bow as we sat in front of a small cottage with an airplane and a boat in front. What more could a guy ask for?