Montauk to Onset

We hoist anchor at 7:00. It is cold! I put on a jacket and trudge out to the bow to raise the anchor. You never know what the experience will be. Sometimes it comes up clean as a whistle and you simply rinse off and stow, Other times you might drag up 100 pounds of mud, or weeds, or an entire underwater ecosystem. This time it’s reasonably clean and we are soon headed out the entrance of the Harbor.

Weather is wonderful; yet another sunny and calm day. Boats are pouring out of every harbor; fishing, sailing, workboats of various types. We plug in a waypoint off Block Island, set the autopilot, and enjoy the ride.

It’s laundry day! We fire up the genset and D washes and dries a couple loads of laundry. I work on blog notes. The miles pass. We pass Newport RI, and an enormous 100+ foot ketch passes across our bow doing 14 knots.

What a beautiful sight! We are starting to see a wide variety of vessels and it is clear we are in New England.

We Pass Cuttyhunk, Woods Hole, and head east up Buzzard’s Bay. We have a nice following current pushing us along at a comfortable 8 knots. Life is good!

By midday we arrive at Onset Bay and set the hook. This is a very nice spot just at the south entrance of the Cape Cod Canal. By nightfall a full moon has risen and we enjoy a pleasant night on the hook.

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