The End of Summer 2018

It’s official. As the photo above shows, Vigilant was nestled snugly to bed yesterday under the watchful eye of her winter guardian – Ned Kaiser (Mattapoisett Boat Yard). Sadly, the time flew by, but it was a most incredible season that included first time trips to Nantucket, Montauk, Watch Hill, The West End of Newport, and our first overnights at Edgartown and Sandwich. As always, … Continue reading The End of Summer 2018

Watching The Season Fade “Vineyard Style…”

A few weeks ago, I was getting a little sad thinking about the 2018 boating season coming to an end. But as Mrs. Horne and I ventured over to Oak Bluffs Sunday I realized that my sadness was gone. At this point in the season, every second on the water feels like bonus time! We were originally planning on one last cruise – maybe even … Continue reading Watching The Season Fade “Vineyard Style…”

What’s the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon on Buzzards Bay?

The Sox don’t play til 7:00 and Pats don’t play til 8:20, so what’re you gonna do this afternoon? We have one or two days left on Buzzards Bay In 2018. Mrs. Horne and I are going to start clearing stuff out of Vigilant before she’s hauled for the season. Then we’re heading to Oaks Bluff for lunch. If your boat’s already been hauled, or … Continue reading What’s the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon on Buzzards Bay?

Seeking Pilgrims – Columbus Day Weekend…

It’s not quite the end of the 2018 season, but I can see the end in sight! In honor of Columbus Day, we decided to visit Plymouth – the home of the American Pilgrim! This past weekend we hosted our dear old friends from our Harvard days – Peter and Mary Lee, for an overnight holiday weekend cruise. Thanks to the northeast wind and 60 … Continue reading Seeking Pilgrims – Columbus Day Weekend…

Boating Rules of The Road and Buzzards Bay…

Having spent a lot of time on the water this summer, it’s come to my attention that about 25% of boaters either don’t know or don’t respect the Boating Rules Of The Road. I’m not talking about a couple of yahoo’s in a 20′ center console; I’m talking about 50′ Sportfisherman, Commercial Fishing Boats, and Island Ferries. While a good knowledge of the Rules of … Continue reading Boating Rules of The Road and Buzzards Bay…