The plan to run right through to the Cape Cod Canal
was abandoned when I downloaded the next weather forecast. It said north
winds for today. Once through the canal it is open to the north and
today would have been a strenuous beat straight up into the wind.
The idea of an island called Cuttyhunk that
was one of the unsuccessful settlements before the Pilgrim Fathers was more
Here it is, full of chalets and golf
buggies. Not a historic beach in site.
It does have a lovely bay, with complete
shelter. Why is it now completely full of piled berths and
moorings for visiting yachts? More than 60 among the piles and more out on the
At the end of October I was the only
yacht. At least they did not charge, as their season was