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Chesapeake bay to Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket
Myself and two friends are cruising for about a month this summer, and are thinking about going north somewhere. I've been south as far as charleston several times, and just looking for a change of scenery. We were thinking about heading up to Nantucket or Martha's vineyard, somewhere like that. Anyone have suggestions for destinations, as well as the route? I haven't yet invested in charts for the ICW from the chesapeake on up north, and no one in my sailing circle has really cruised north of the chesapeake.
Ideally we'd like to pick a destination that would be fun for a bunch of college guys. I don't really know much about the area, except my friend's dad used to go up there when he was our age and said he enjoyed it. I'm not exactly sure how long it would take to get up there, but it would be nice if we had at least a couple days to kill once we got to our destination... to booze, replenish supplies, make repairs and what not. The boat is a well cared for '67 Pearson Coaster (30', full keel, narrow beam) and it will be crewed by three or four experienced young guys. We don't mind doing a couple long days and would like to spend some time offshore as well.
Input on the route and destination is appreciated.