Exploring Tarpaulin Cove

Tarpaulin Cove Light

Our week of sailing with my cousin and his family was a fantastic adventure!  After weathering a few crazy storms while moored in Red Brook Harbor, we sailed to Naushon Island, anchoring in idyllic Tarpaulin Cove.  Hannah and her cousin Sasha immediately jumped on a paddle board and made their way to the island in search of shells and sea glass.

Red Brook Harbor
Red Brook Harbor

DSC_0019 DSC_0096 DSC_0158I followed in the dinghy with camera in tow, capturing as many seabirds as possible before the sun went down.  DSC_0162 DSC_0200 DSC_0320 DSC_0251 DSC_0353The rest of the family joined us for a sunset dinner on the beach.  Above, my cousin Blake and his beautiful boat Calypso.DSC_0124 DSC_0303The next day, we sailed to Martha’s Vineyard where we spent a long, lazy weekend indulging in lobster rolls, ice cream, and our cozy bed at the Hob Knob.  And though we loved being back on land, our favorite moments of the trip were spent on Calypso and exploring Tarpaulin Cove.

Sailing Away

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Gay Head cliffs, Aquinnah

This Sunday, my daughter and I leave the boys behind and head east for a sailing trip with our Connecticut cousins.  We’ll make our way from Cape Cod to Martha’s Vineyard, then spend a long weekend in Edgartown.  I’ve been eagerly anticipating this trip from the moment we planned it and can’t believe it’s actually here!  I’m dying for her to experience the thrill of sailing – crossing my fingers that she loves it as much as my sisters and I do.

Menemsha
Menemsha

Two summers ago, our family spent a week on the Vineyard and the trip was by far my favorite that we’ve had with the children (the photos shown are all from that trip).  At one point during a fishing excursion my son looked at me and said, “Mom, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you so happy.”  And he was right.  You know you’re doing what you love when time slips away and your joy-filled soul has no room for worries.

Lucy Vincent Beach
Lucy Vincent Beach

My posts and photos from that trip are without a doubt my absolute favorites, so I am sharing them here, here, and here as many of you are new to the aesthete and the dilettante since I first posted them.  I hope you love them as much as I do.  I can’t wait to share with you what I discover this time around.  Until then, Happy Summer!