It was unseasonably warm here in Montauk today. The ongoing gasoline issues and last week’s nor’easter had prevented my uncle from coming over from East Hampton for my older daughter’s birthday, so today we did a birthday cruise; my uncle’s first chance to see MON TIKI afloat and Maggie’s first chance to enjoy her new status as a person no longer required by New York State law to wear a lifejacket while underway. My uncle took the pictures.
The wheel’s not yet installed so I’m on the afterdeck tiller steering.
My long-suffering wife enjoying the vastly roomier deck of MON TIKI vs our old sloop INTEMPERANCE as we cross Montauk harbor
Passing Gosman’s. Boarded up for the Winter now, but next season hundreds of tourists will see MON TIKI sail by on every trip. Good advertising!
Amy, the birthday girl Maggie, and Emily. Gardener’s Island a faint grey smudge in on the horizon
MON TIKI in clear water between the Montauk harbor entrance and the sea-buoy. Next time I might just not come back!