Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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You don't say what you're trying to go to Nantucket in, against the wind, in the rain. Unless you've got an 80' ketch this weekend, it does not sound like fun for a 4 year-old. Or for his (or her) mom. Or for you. A short hop (during a dry patch) over to Marion might be good. Woods Hole is fun once you're there, but getting the tide right can be a hassle, and getting through the passage can be a real headache. Just when you think you're doing fine, the high-speed ferry zips out from behind the tug & barge you've been following, and the current starts to pull you sideways into its path. Cuttyhunk might be a nice trip downwind from Cataumet if it's not raining too hard, but remember that if you reach or run down, you're going to have to beat back. In the rain, against the tide, into that lovely 5' chop that develops when the wind funnels along the bay there. Even a TV won't keep a 4 year-old happy then. Of course, maybe the wind will shift and the rainclouds will break up. If that's the case, New Bedford might be a viable option. The waterfront has been vastly improved, and they seem eager for visitors. A 4 year-old might enjoy the whaling museum's 1/3 scale model whaleship. This is a situation where Orwell is probably right: Less is more.