On Friday, August 11, we departed from Menemsha on a very, very, very calm morning, heading north along the west coast to Lake Tashmoo.
We have made a stopover in Lake Tashmoo many times to enjoy its quiet scenery and proximity to Vineyard Haven, but now we another reason to visit – Tortuga and Colin. It was one year ago that we met Colin here in Tashmoo.
We anchored in our usual place, near the back of the lake, past the moorings and town dock. Tashmoo is a nice place for quiet playtime such as sailing and kayaking.
As soon as we were in the kayaks, the pump-out boat/harbormaster (dual duty) came over and informed us that we could not anchor there. In the fall of 2016 much of the lake became a protected designated eelgrass area. OOOO Kaaay. We had to move about 50 feet back farther into the head of the lake.
We spent one afternoon on the beach by the entrance channel. It was the weekend and there was plenty to watch, both people and boats.
We had time to enjoy a dinner with Colin and Lynn aboard Kindred Spirit. They loaned us their bikes so that we could ride into Vineyard Haven and do a little shopping.
Colin took us for a car ride to Lambert’s Cove, on the west side between Menemsha and Lake Tashmoo. We pass it by boat but have never seen it up close. A lovely beach and sunset view.