Pipe Dreams is fueled, packed up and ready for a multi day excursion to Cape Ann, Massachusetts.
In the blink of an eye we are beyond Penobscot Bay into the Atlantic Ocean which, thankfully, is quite calm this early morn. The only other vessels we see are lobster boats
and fishing boats likely looking for tuna. I would love to be close enough to this one to learn the reason for flying a confederate flag, not something you see in New England.
As we draw close to New Hampshire, I spy Smuttynose, part of the Isles of Shoals, off in the distance. Quite a history this little island has. I’ll spare you all of it, but know that pirates such as Captain Kidd and Quench are thought to have visited there. Blackbeard came in 1720 with his 15th wife. He left the island when the British fleet arrived, promising to return for his wife. She waited in vain until her death some 15 years later. It is said her ghost still roams the island optimistically thinking Blackbeard will return.
Later in the morning we were very surprised to see in the distance a tall ship with all sails unfurled. It is always a thrill to see one of these beauties on the water. If my eyes were correct, I think this one hails from Newport, Rhode Island.
Some 5 hours after leaving Rockport, we near our first destination, Newburyport, where a huge stone breakwater reaches far out into the sea. Both birds
and humans were nestled on the rocks enjoying the sun
and looking out to sea, perhaps dreaming their own adventures.
Just in time for lunch we arrived at our first destination, Newburyport. From a distance, it appears an interesting place to explore. First things first, however, as we have to do all things boat before heading into town. What we see there will have to wait until another day so stay tuned.
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