Dr Foster went to Gloucester - but yippee no shower of rain
Date 1900 – Sunday 26 June 2011 (UTC -4)
Well, we actually tore ourselves away from
As we cleared the harbour approaches the wind filled in a little and
with 10knots we had a very gently sail up the coast towards
Taking advice from the Gloucester Harbour Master we anchored in the Federal Anchorage which is right in the middle of the harbour with good access to public landings for the dinghy.
We are certainly in the middle of things as the anchorage lies between the two arms of the harbour which is a major fishing port.
We made our way ashore for a walk and found ourselves in the middle of the town’s St Peter’s Fiesta. We were puzzled as to what the major source of attraction was as we made our way through the thousands of people lining the shore. Eventually we were able to see – the Greasy Pole competition, obviously a major attraction of the weekend.
Walking further along the esplanade we came across one of the most
famous memorials to the New England Fishermen and the men of
Culinary note – very appropriately we had fish and chips, the flounder
(plaice?) being purchased fresh in