Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sandwich - Sunday

Sandwich has become one of our favorite marinas. It was first suggested to us by Bill Spencer. It's a convenient stop while transiting the canal in either direction and the dockage fee is only $2.00/ft. Yesterday we discovered Joe's Lobster Mart with its outstanding selection of fresh seafood at prices less than Adam's. Last night we had local, harpooned swordfish steaks with locally prepared stuff clams. Tonight we had salmon (wild, not farmed) with stuffed crab as an appetizer. There are excellent seafood restaurants nearby but with the fish market so close, it's hard to justify the expense. Today we discovered a Super Stop and Shop about 1/3 of a mile up the road, easy walking distance. Also in the plaza were two liquor stores, a boating supply store and a hardware store. The only thing the marina is missing is a laundromat.

The marina is calm tonight, hardly any wind so Buzzard's Bay should calm down by the time we're due to leave at 8:00 am tomorrow to catch the tide west. Cuttyhunk is our goal and we'll see how long we stay. The Atlantic seems to have calmed down somewhat and with Ike headed towards Texas, it seems to be out of the picture for our weather. We'd like to go to Block Island next and stay a few days but it depends upon the weather, as everything does when sailing.
Ann took the photo of the sunset by the canal bridge.