Finally feel like we’re retired!

June 27 – Cuttyhunk

So I got the best birthday present ever! A new charger to replace the one that wouldn’t cooperate with our generator and we therefore managed to leave the dock having sold the car too!

The Elks

The Elks

We left New England Boatworks at about 2:00pm on Friday and motored then sailed down to Newport to arrive just in time to gather all our stuff to start the OCC’s Southern New England Cruise. The initial event at the Elks went off well – cheap drinks are always welcome! 10 of the 18 registered boats in attendance, with the others still stuck in Virginia due to inclement weather. A good night had by all…

 

Unfortunately, we did have a serious incident when we got back. Laurie was continuing her toilet training of boat cat Bella when Bella suddenly got spooked and managed to savage Laurie’s little finger with a seriously deep cut, almost slicing of the pad of her finger. We managed to staunch the bleeding and got it cleaned and bandaged…

41 North

41 North

Saturday was ours! It was a beautiful morning and while other boats had decided to leave for Cuttyhunk, we decided to hang around in Newport for a day – and we were glad we did. It was so relaxing – even though we did various chores, we ended up at a super bar, 41 North – and sample their cocktails! Yummy!

We bought a couple of lobsters and a couple pounds of mussels and brought them back to the boat where we devoured them…

Laurie was then rewarded by Bella both pooping and peeing in the head – no more need of litter aboard!!!

Reaching!

Reaching!

Sunday morning was equally beautiful and we decided to make our way to Cuttyhunk. There wasn’t a lot of wind, but the seas were flat so me managed to sail at between 6 and 7 knots most of the way – in just 10 knots of wind! Lovely!

Cuttyhunk

Cuttyhunk

Olive Oyl coming in to Cuttyhunk

Olive Oyl coming in to Cuttyhunk

Retirement agrees with Laurie!

Retirement agrees with Laurie!

Mike and Jane

Mike and Jane

We ended the day with a beach barbecue – using some disposable grills we’d purchased in Sweden. They worked – sort of – and we had a good evening with the crews of Jamin, Olive Oyl, Grayce and then Blue Yonder joined us just before sunset.

This is what retirement should be like…

 

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