The District Restaurant and Portsmouth NH

Sunday called for a 65 mile run around Rockport with a 30 mile leg across open ocean. This was to be the farthest I’ve ever taken Vigilant in a single day and the first open Ocean run in the North Atlantic, so we departed Boston around 8:30 AM which was early for Gail. ​ ​ The first leg up the Massachusetts coast was about as … Continue reading The District Restaurant and Portsmouth NH

Dick’s Last Resort – Yep…

We visited Boston for the first time in Vigilant Saturday and actually got here from Plymouth around 11:30. It was a very smooth ride and we really enjoyed the views of Boston from the waterfront. Like all good tourists, we herded into Fanuiel Hall Marketplace with the crowd looking for lunch. I pulled up yelp looking for a decent place to eat, but found none. … Continue reading Dick’s Last Resort – Yep…

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

Live Music from The Sail Loft Padanaram

​​Sunday was Fathers Day. Our big plans to visit Newport with Mrs. Horne’s sister Paula and our dog Daisy got tanked by fog and generally lousy weather. The weekend was salvaged by the Sail Loft. We headed over at 3:00 just as Neal McCarthy and Barry Gross were starting their set. Had the Truffle Fries and Portuguese Flatbread (chorizo and carmelized onions) along with a … Continue reading Live Music from The Sail Loft Padanaram

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

Meg’s Aussie Milk Bar – Newport

As I’ve mentioned a few times, Newport had become my favorite “One Night Cruise” destination from Buzzards Bay. It’s a comfortable 2+ hour cruise and since the majority of the travel occurs outside of Buzzards Bay, there’s not a lot of chop once we clear New Bedford Harbor. I’m an early riser no matter where I sleep and although the master stateroom on Vigilant is … Continue reading Meg’s Aussie Milk Bar – Newport

The Inn on Shipyard Park Mattapoisett (508-758-4922)

The Inn at Shipyard Park 13 Water Street Mattapoisett, MA 508 758 4922 There is something very special about dining at the Ole Inn. Not only do I remember going there for special nights as a kid, but it’s also a few houses down from my son-in-law Brian’s ancestral grandfather. I met Brian’s grandmother Luce at their wedding and she told me she thought she … Continue reading The Inn on Shipyard Park Mattapoisett (508-758-4922)

Turks Sushi and Seafood – Mattapoisett

Click her for my April 2018 UPDATE Having grown up in Mattapoisett, I admit that I never think of it as a Dock and Dine venue, but it’s actually quite good, especially if you’re looking to get off the typical Buzzards Bay beaten path. Visiting by boat is easy, just call the Mattapoisett Launch (508-758-4791 Ch. 68) and they’ll put you on a mooring and … Continue reading Turks Sushi and Seafood – Mattapoisett

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 Midtown Oyster Bar – Newport

After a half a dozen cruises to Newport, I have developed a short list of four great restaurants and may never try another! The Fluke (our first) The Mooring (best location) Meg’s Aussie Milk Bar (great breakfast) The Midtown Oyster Bar Obviously, that brings me to today’s review! To get on my list, you need a great location. Midtown is straight off of 41 North … Continue reading The Midtown Oyster Bar – Newport

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

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