Menemsha and the Jimmy Buffett State of Mind!

Saturday was an odd day. It was very sunny when I woke up, but quickly grayed to a thin haze. Mrs. Horne was coming home around 11:00 and our dear old friends Peter and Mary Lee were arriving at 1:00. Since this was their only visit this summer, I wanted to make it memorable. I told Peter to meet us Mattapoisett Boat Yard since it … Continue reading Menemsha and the Jimmy Buffett State of Mind!

You Meet The Nicest People in Edgartown at The Harborside Inn and Seafood Shanty

There is an old adage – If you want to make God laugh – Tell him your plans! After decades of boating on Buzzards Bay you’d think I’d learn that you really can’t make plans for boating, but I still do. Due a mass of weddings and other family commitments, we have a bunch of one-day weekends where only Saturday or Sunday are available (but … Continue reading You Meet The Nicest People in Edgartown at The Harborside Inn and Seafood Shanty

Destination – Mattapoisett

I’ve written a few stories about dining in Mattapoisett and The Mattapoisett Boatyard and decided it was time to tie them all together with a Destination Report. Why Mattapoisett? I’ve boated and lived in Mattapoisett since I was a kid, so it was never a destination to me. The truth is, it’s not really a destination anyone ever mentions, but it’s really a great one… … Continue reading Destination – Mattapoisett

The Northwest Buzzards Bay Secret Dock and Dine – Onset

Last week I talked about the best bargain Dock and Dine is Buzzards Bay – Wareham. Right around the corner is one of the best kept secret Dock and Dine’s – Onset. To get to Onset, head down the Cape Cod Canal and take a left just after Hog Island. There is a large green Day Marker that you must stay to the right of … Continue reading The Northwest Buzzards Bay Secret Dock and Dine – Onset

Wareham – Buzzards Bay’s Bargain Dock and Dine Destination

Our two Back Coves – Tenacity (37) and Vigilant (41) have spoiled us when it comes to selecting a destination. Both can plow through 4-5 foot chop and Vigilant has a hard back door and a heater, making even a 50 degree day a cruise day. It wasn’t that long ago when when cruised Buzzards Bay in our 26′ Whaler and back then, we had … Continue reading Wareham – Buzzards Bay’s Bargain Dock and Dine Destination

An Interesting Weather Weekend and A Black Dog Tavern Review…

We just concluded a highly enjoyable weekend hosting three of our favorite couples. It was an interesting weekend from the boating perspective. Each day looked like a “Perfect 10” around 9:00 AM and each turned into days you wouldn’t dare go boating on by afternoon. Friday, we met Peter and Mary Lee at the Mattapoisett Boat Yard and headed to The Chartroom for a relaxing … Continue reading An Interesting Weather Weekend and A Black Dog Tavern Review…

The Sail Loft – Padanaram

This is quickly becoming my Sunday afternoon hang-out. My friends Ken Richard and Neal McCarthy seem to have a standing gig there from 3-6 on Sundays, it’s seldom crowded around 3:00 and they have a limited free Dock and Dine deal going with South Wharf (just make sure you bring plenty of dockhand tip cash). Not only does the Sail Loft have all that going on, … Continue reading The Sail Loft – Padanaram

The Fishermen’s View Restaurant

Suppose you’re on Buzzards Bay for a little getaway and the weather is less than perfect? Let me be more specific. Suppose it’s May 13th, you just got your new boat, the skies are gray, the wind’s blowing 20 out of the east, there’s a gale warning coming in later in the day, and you’re determined to take you’re sister-in-law out to lunch – what … Continue reading The Fishermen’s View Restaurant

Woods Hole Pilings

Woods Hole is a very special place. It can also be absolutely terrifying for the boater traveling through it for the first time. In town, it’s truly unique. Although it does have the look of a Southcoast Seaside Town, it’s also a serious commercial town in that the Oceanographic Institution is also based here. Although I have eaten there many times, my favorite spot – The … Continue reading Woods Hole Pilings

Kingman Marine – Dock and Dine 101 (Ch. 71)

Kingman and it’s in-yard restaurant – The Chartroom has been the first Dock and Dine venue for virtually everyone I know in Buzzards Bay. Don’t get me wrong, The Chartroom is a such a great destination. maybe even iconic, but it’s its association with Kingman Marine that makes it work so well for first timers. Kingman maintains over 100 slips and even more moorings. Other than summer … Continue reading Kingman Marine – Dock and Dine 101 (Ch. 71)

The Pilot House – Sandwich MA

Sandwich is becoming a very appealing Dock and Dine venue. Although Sandwich Marina is a little flaky and if you can’t dock, you’re pretty much screwed, I have never been turned away. The Fish View opened last fall and the Pilot House was completed renovated a few years back. Both are excellent. A Taste of Mararitaville on The Cape Cod Canal Years ago, we went … Continue reading The Pilot House – Sandwich MA

Anejo Mexican Bistro and Tequila Bar – Falmouth MA

Falmouth is a great Dock and Dine venue, especially for midweeks or early arrivals on Weekends. It’s also a good place to go if you want a little exercise before and after lunch – downtown is about a mile from the town tie-ups. During the summer, there is pseudo trolley that runs up and down through Falmouth, but I’ve never actually taken it. I’ve now … Continue reading Anejo Mexican Bistro and Tequila Bar – Falmouth MA