Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sandwich, MA - At the Cape Cod Canal

Today was another motoring day with a little misty rain mixed in. However, the seas were calm and we averaged 7.5 kts as we headed south to the canal. We had planned on picking up Matthew at Sandwich but instead he'll board at Marion, MA, tomorrow's destination.

We're at the Sandwich Marina ($2.00/ft) which is run by the town of Sandwich. There's no place to anchor so you have to take a dock. We ate at Seafood Sam's which was pretty good and reasonably priced. We happened to walk in right after a bus full of tourists arrived! However, the wait was relatively short, they had their act together. They had no waitresses, you ordered your own meal and then you were handed a "lobster" that lit up when your order was ready for your pick up. A clam dinner was only $8.99.

There was a visitor center that was geared to kids but also informative on the canal history and how it's run. We spent almost an hour going through it. Then it was back to the boat for some much needed cleaning to get ready for our new crew member tomorrow.

Follow our progress on Return Trip.