Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Vineyard Haven on the Hook

After finding out that we couldn’t use their laundry, there was no reason to stay on one of their moorings so we move all of 200 feet sideways and dropped our anchor just outside the mooring field and saved $45. It was the same distance to town, just a little more towards the channel in 15 ft of water. We had no storms predicted (and none materialized!) so we paid a visit to town. Vineyard Haven is one of the few towns that has a large supermarket (Stop and Shop) within walking distance of the dinghy dock. They also have a decent fish market and bakery. We also paid a visit to both.
When we returned, the sailing club came by in tow. The last boy in the string was doing his best to tip his boat over but was not successful. Vineyard Haven is also the home of The Black Dog bar and there’s many spin offs in town on the name, our bakery for example. Many of the boats in the harbor carry the Black Dog flag.

The town was hot, hot, hot! Ann and the dog about melted (the temperature was 89). It was definitely cooler out on the boat. We had lobster roll and cod for dinner from the fish market with desserts from the pastry shop, very nice being on vacation