Cruise 2017 Adventure

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September 15th, 2019
We left at dawn from Plymouth and as you can see the lobstermen were heading out with us. These working boats go like the wind and are very very noisy - I love them.
September 10th, 2019
Tomorrow we reenter the Cape Cod Canal and so close our Maine Chapter after six and a half action packed weeks. It has been such a good time and the amazing thing is that we have only scratched the surface. As you can see from the chart we had a pretty good crack at it though - Thankyou Maine
September 10th, 2019
We love social history so one of our favorites was the last standing house that harks back to the Mayflower. It was built 47 years after they landed and was habited by pilgrims who sailed over in the Mayflower. It was full of interest including the little known fact that Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were distant cousins through a blood line that goes back to John and Elizabeth Howland, pilgrims from the Mayflower.

We also learnt that Night Night Sleep Tight comes from the days when you used a key to tighten up the bed ropes.
September 10th, 2019
We have been tourists and have had a great day with some wonderfully interesting museums. The Mayflower is a big deal round here and they have even preserved the stone that they first stepped ashore on.
September 10th, 2019
We have arrived in Plymouth and have spent the afternoon sorting out admin including the laundry. Laundry when sailing involves lobbing your washing into a machine and then popping into the bar for a beer while the machine does its business. Being in Plymouth there was only one beer I could order and very nice it was too.
September 10th, 2019
I nearly fell over with laughter when this boat shot past. I would have loved to have been at the design brief. I can only afford a dinghy but I want a full bridge..........
September 9th, 2019
Dorian has swept past and she was very kind to us with gusts of only 25knts and some rain. This gave us a day to work on Pearl with a full engine service and some other jobs that were stacking up. The next day we left at dawn in, as you can see from the picture, the calm after Dorian. A very long day motoring from dawn to dusk saw us drop the anchor in Gloucester. We have time for one tourist visit and although Gloucester looks nice we just can't resist a trip to Plymouth which is where the Mayflower Pilgrims first settled. As such the anchor was up at dawn once more and we are now motoring to Plymouth where we will sort out shopping, laundry, gas and refuse this afternoon so that we have all day tomorrow to be tourists. It looks like it will be an interesting place historically but also for it being a thriving fishing port. In addition, they produce a lot of cranberries here which is something that I have always wanted to see grown.
September 6th, 2019
I sent the drone up this morning to show you how amazing The Basin is in terms of shelter. The entrance to the left even has a convenient dog leg in it. The basin is sheltered all about and the holding is excellent.
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