Day: October 27, 2016

Coffee Challenge #4 Fairhaven, MA

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There was not enough time to do a long bike ride with the impending rain storm.  I decided to stay in town in case I had to make a mad dash home to keep from getting soaked. I rode to the Flower Girls Bakery and Cafe that was only a couple of block from the property that I use to store my new RV, to satisfy the Coffeeneur Challange #4/

Q. How do you get a 40’6″ wide ship into a 40′ hole?

A.  Do it at high tide.

Sometimes it’s all in the timing.  I saw the Provincetown fast ferry in dry dock at the Fairhaven Shipyard, and almost took a short video and left.  I decided however to continue down the dock to film the Buzzards Bay Whaleboats and some of the scallop boats.  I back tracked to the ferry in time to see the start of the transfer from dry dock to the bay.  The boat was wider than the slip but fortunately the hull is tapered into a V shape.  At high tide, the widest part of the boat was above the slip walls.  It was a tight fit.

The bus riding friend I mention in the video from Indiana is from Iowa.  What I didn’t mention is when he does charter road trips for groups and sports teams. Dan brings his bike along and does lots of riding while his passengers do whatever it is that brought on the road trip.  Pretty cool if you ask me.

2916 COFFEENEURING CHALLENGE #4 from John Sullivan on Vimeo.