We had the boat part covered, and thanks to one of our friend's connections, we secured both a place to tie up and a golf cart, which is how most people get around the island. We did not see many cars. It truly felt like being in a different world. About 86 people live on Cuttyhunk year round (that number swells to 400 in the summer), and at the time of our visit, the one-room school house only had 2 students enrolled - a pair of siblings.
|Old Coast Guard Station|
Once we'd tied the boat off, we got our first look at the "Fish Dock", an adorable little boardwalk with a few shops dedicated to food or fishing. There's actually only one "store" on the island, which we visited, plus another tiny indoor/outdoor boutique where I bought an old bottle that had washed up from the ocean. Supplies and mail come in from the New Bedford ferry trips, and in many ways, that's the lifeline to the mainland. There is no doctor on the island. One church serves all religions, with time slots set up to accommodate all.
|The Fish Dock|
There are three beaches on Cuttyhunk: Barges Beach, The Channel Beach, and Church's Beach. We got to see all three, courtesy of our borrowed golf cart. We also brought our lunch up to Lookout Hill, which offers picnic benches along with a stunning view of the island and the surrounding water.
|A view from Lookout Hill|
It was such a memorable day, and a fascinating peek at life on a remote island paradise. Someday we hope to go back and stay for a few days. If you ever have a chance to visit, it is worth the effort! And until then, if you'd like to visit Cape Cod through the pages of a book, GULL HARBOR will bring you to our sandy shores as psychic medium Claire Linden struggles to unravel a mysterious haunting...and deal with the sudden appearance of her ex-boyfriend, who promised to love her forever, then abandoned her on graduation day without a hint of an explanation. Steamy romance and spooky suspense combine to make it a page-turning read...and right now, this #1 Kindle Bestseller is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time! Grab your copy, put up your feet, and come to the beach.
|A dangerous ghost and an ex-boyfriend|
await Claire in Cape Cod's Gull Harbor...