I met my elder brother for the first time there for a few hours, and then sailed to Port Jefferson, NY, the owners home town.
It was busy there, and I had some catchup work to do.
Next was a very brief visit to Bristol, RI, for a visit to the Herreshoff Museum and on to Newport, RI, for a tallship festival with MANY lovely boats, both tallships and others. PEACEMAKER, BOWDOIN, UNICORN, and MYSTIC WHALER were standouts there, and PICTON CASTLE was again in port with us and had a good party, with dancing on their tonnage hatch.
The parade of sail out on Monday morning was spectacular!!!!
After that, New Bedford for the whaling museum and Seaman's Bethel, and suddenly we were in the yard across the river in Fairhaven.
There we reconfigured the boat to its 1969 configuration, more or less, reacquiring our own tonnage hatch and losing the butterfly hatches and forward doghouse. We're still reeling from the changes, and I have much work to do, since the tweendeck area was significantly affected, too, which means a bunch of electrical work to be done.
We're in Newburyport, MA now, but I'm only doing a little work on today, my day off, since I'm pretty tired, too.
Next, we hope, is Halifax, Nova Scotia.