Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cuttyhunk Island on Tuesday

A cold front was predicted to come through today accompanied by wind gust to 30 kts and rain. So we decided to just stay over for one day in Cuttyhunk and start out tomorrow when the winds are predicted to be out of the north at 10 to 15 kts on our way to Block Island. In the morning I went in to get a paper but discovered that the only store on the island was closed since the owner had a doctor's appointment on the mainland that day, such is life on a remote island.

Later that day we did some hiking and took photos from the top of the lookout platform (photo of harbor). It was a warm day with temperatures in the 70's. Around 2:00 or so the cold front came through with really strange looking clouds and one gust measured 22 kts with lots of rain but we did not get the predicted hail. I uncorked a bottle of Italian Chianti with our fillet mignon and we had a fine dinner, great fun.