Buzzards Bay is known for its great breezes and warm temperatures, and we weren't disappointed.
|Somehow the dinghy managed to keep up|
|Beverly Yacht Club, Marion MA|
Saturday, we sailed the 10 miles south to lovely Hadley Harbor, nicely enclosed by small private and scenic islands. In calm waters, it was easy to raft together for the night.
|Egret at Hadley Harbor|
|Herreschoffs at Hadley Harbor|
The 2 Bills had a great time checking out the 2 boats. Jarana is J-42 hull #2 and Blackie's Converjence is hull #3. Converjence competed in the 2015 Marion to Bermuda Race and return trip this summer, so we had lots of offshore ideas to share. Linda and Kathi discovered a mutual love of Costco, and had fun with that.
|Breezin' up on Vineyard Sound|
|Hard to catch|
Normally, "during the season", Nantucket is packed with boats. But after Labor Day, it really thins out. However, there was a surprising strong current in the bay, and against the wind, the water sloshed between our two boats like a washing machine agitator and ruled out swimming off the boats too. But we dinhgied to the beach and had a good walk and a bit of a splash.
The next day, we moved the boats closer to town and anchored just off the mooring field, for an easy dinghy trip ashore. The charming town was still thronged with visitors and long lines at the ferry landing. It is further distinguished by a large supermarket very conveniently located near the waterfront.
|Nantucket is famous for its beaches, this one is on a protected bay|