Sunday, July 26, 2009

Plymouth, Massachusetts: A Fitting Stop on a Sailing Journey

Our first stop after exiting the Cape Cod Canal was Plymouth, where the Pilgrims also saw fit to put in after their long sail. Actually, we anchored in Duxbury, right next store, but why quibble over a half-mile. The fishing fleet is fully engaged here, and we threaded quite the maze of lobster pots and lobster boats (yummy crustaceans) when we entered the Plymouth Channel. The next morning we also saw these rather oddly shaped fishing boats. They say that people come to resemble their pets, and I guess that fishing boats come to resemble the their prey; the long bow sprits are used for harpooning swordfish (and also tuna, which don’t have long protuberances, but we’re quibbling again).

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