We departed Gosport Harbor on a warm, sunny morning and set out from the Isles of Shoals under motor due to light wind.
About 5 miles into our trip Brian used his sixth-sense to select the perfect fishing spot, just in-between other fishing vessels of various sizes. Rode Trip drifted and bobbed for about an hour while Brian tried his hand at cod fishing. Cod do not like ham...and shiny, seemingly appropriate lures were not catching their attention either. I took this opportunity to sunbathe since these opportunities have been few and far between during our New England summer at sea. We had some excitement, not that the fishing and bobbing wasn't thrilling, when a baby harbor seal happened by. This was our closet encounter yet!
We set off again and were able to set sail. We were very fortunate that the rainstorms ashore were not moving out to sea. We sailed upwind along one tack all the way into the harbor. To our delight, it was not crowded. We set the anchor at the Back Harbor just near the dinghy dock.
Once again we had some up close and personal visitors. A family of swans swam very near Rode Trip as we tidied the deck and sails.
After an early dinner we kayaked into town to take a stroll. We revisited Lauri Kaihlanen's
gallery where two years ago we purchased our whimsical, colorful print of a 3-headed dragon. The dragon, of course, is hanging in Rode Trip. Lauri's creativity delighted us once again.
We checked out the harbor and then had some ice cream for dessert at The Ice Cream Store.
It's nice to be on the move, but the wind is not in our favor tomorrow to head to Provincetown.