Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 Where friends and are made
> Yesterday we reached Onset, MA and walked up the hill to find a happy hour bar. We Yelped the area and found Pierview Restaurant as a possible destination. Once up the hill we saw this sign and it reminded us of the series "Cheers" so we walked in. The people at the bar noticed us right away. We took the seats at the end of the bar and started talking to the bartender. Dave told him it had taken us 8 years to get to his bar and he shared that with the others. Soon we were sharing stories, swapping jokes, answering questions, and feeling like we were in an episode of Cheers. What great people they all were. Names were exchanged, the song "Sail Away" was played on the juke box for us by Kevin, a beer appeared bought by one of the generous bar crowd, and we started handing out boat cards and shaking hands. Uncle Bobby enlightened us on the meaning of the Tesno t-shirt and told us half of the group originated from the Cape Verde Islands. We left the place with a promise to return and as our dinghy pulled away from the town dock we saw Uncle Bobby waving us a fond goodbye. There is a deep truth to the advertisement in this window.


Dusty said...


This is Nick Bigney...Sue and I met you in Deltaville last year and enjoyed dinner...

Nick is from Mass, and both of us hung out on Rubicon for many years in Rockland Maine. Our favorite place? Pulpit Harbor, on North Haven. We walk up to the little grocery store and buy a bumbleberry pie, or go jogging on the roads, or just hang out and crab or fish. Pulpit is always the home of a windjammer or two on the weekends, and is great holding.

Also...a fav is Smith Cove and Castine. Best Lobster rolls are "the breeze" in Castine. We anchored right next to Eric Clapton two years in a row in Smith Cove. We miss Maine, but you must be alert constantly for lobster buoys and you have to get used to fog...Summer is short. Bring a sweatshirt.

Nick and Sue

S/V Jammin said...

Nick and Sue, we wrote you last year and hoped to hear from you. We spent time near Alvin, TX last winter as our boat was in for repairs. We just left Maine and thanks for the hints. We made it to Port Clyde and then rented a car to see the rest of Maine. Weather may have trapped us up there if we moved the boat further East.
Our anchor is now dropped in Onset, MA as we will sit out the new storm heading this way on Monday. What is new with you both?