Moving on, we left Lake Tashmoo. If you look closely at the photo below, you can see a boat nearing that red nun. It is a bit disconcerting to see such a narrow route into a reasonably wide channel opening.
Making our way from Tashmoo, we passed across the entrance into Vineyard Haven, flanked on each side by two lighthouses, West Chop and East Chop.
Before we left Tashmoo, I called to make a mooring reservation, something we don’t usually do in home waters (We must be getting older?) I used the online service, Dockwa to reserve a mooring. It was easy and worked well.
Edgartown Harbor is a busy place, with an outer harbor and inner harbor that is part of Katama Bay. The blue arrow is the path into the harbor.
The Edgartown Lighthouse (yellow star on the map above) greets us again as we turn into the inner harbor region.
The next step is to dodge, or patiently wait, for the Chappaquiddck ferries to make their crossing.
After passing EYC, we turned into the mooring field to hunt for our yellow ball assignment. Turned out to be a good location.
It’s been 5 years since we visited Edgartown and we were eager to get reacquainted with this charming and elegant town, starting with the mooring field and boats.
Getting reacquainted with Edgartown required that we spend some time during our stay evaluating the ice cream shops. We tested Mad Marthas, Scoops, and Scoop Shack.