Re: Marthas Vineyard, Greenport, Block Island, Port Jeff, Matiuk, Stonington, New Lo
You don't have to wait for a hurricane to visit New Bedford. Maybe won't fit in your itinerary this year, but I encourage people to make the effort. Great atmosphere, friendly working harbor. Great food, great festivals. Sailor friendly. Historic section in town. Seaman's Bethel, whaling museum. So, it is certainly not a cute New England tourist spot, but it is special. If tempted, maybe leave OB and go through Woods Hole, go into NB, and then from NB to Cuttyhunk and then on your way. Check online for harbor promo info, they are really making an effort and doing a good job of it. Can you tell it is my home port? Have a good trip.