Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cookout at the Black Dog

The Alternative Cruise from Edgewood Yacht Club was organized by our friend and fellow yacht club member Daria Bentley who was enviably elected and awarded the title of cruise director this year.

Daria planned a number of events for participants of the cruise with one of the most spontaneous and enjoyable being the cookout on the beach at the Black Dog Tavern in Vineyard Haven. Daria was in full throttle entertainment mode when she planned this event and told everyone to "Just bring your meat, I'll have everything else." This notice came as a relief to Joe and me since we were anchored in Lake Tashmoo and had a half hour walk across the island.

Daria with the help of a handful of other cruisers staying at the Black Dog Docks prepared a number of tasty side dishes to compliment everyone's choice of barbecued meats. She provided everything from great conversation to barbecue grills, and plates. The cookout went off without a hitch. There was definitely no whining and everyone left feeling full and satisfied. Joe and I had to leave before sunset in order to made it back to Lake Tashmoo before dark. We were a little nervous about having an unexpected and odiferous encounter with the dreaded skunks of Vineyard Haven.

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Location:Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard