Sag Harbor, once called Weg-wag-onuch by its early inhabitants the Algonquin Indians is only two square miles, but it is rich with history and beauty. Now a shopping and dining destination, Sag Harbor was first mentioned in South Hampton town records in 1709 and was later known as a whaling town and the home of Bulova Watch company. Much like Bainbridge Island, the downtown (they call it a village) had a nice boutique feel.
As you stroll through the village, the homes along main street appropriately named "Captains Row" tumble you back to a time when picket fences were invitations and wrapped porches a place to enjoy lemonade on a hot summer day.
I was most interested in the Whaling Museum, but in truth, loving the grace and beauty of whales and knowing eight species are endangered, it was a bit hard to stomach. Learning the once thriving industry came about because whale oil was the only source of heating in the 1700-1800s made it more digestible, but I was glad for the innovation of kerosene, petroleum, and other fossil fuels that killed (no pun intended) the industry.
Tad and I met up with his life-long friend, Geoffrey. These two studs met in boarding school and got into all sorts of trouble together! Oh man, the stories I heard made me grateful for young men growing up!
We enjoyed a boat cruise alongside a beautiful new J-121 sailboat owned by one of Geoffrey's friends. The crew on the sailboat were enjoying oysters (much classier than the crackers and cheese I serve when we sail!) and shared them with us. We then enjoyed a nice dinner at The Dock House and celebrated the 26th wedding anniversary of Geoffrey and his lovely wife, Roxanne.
I did mention Tad was bit by the golfing bug while in Greenport, right? Well, when Geoffrey proposed the two of them play a round at the exclusive Maidstone Golf and Country Club in East Hampton, I knew our bike ride the next day was out the window! But, how can I fault him? Check out this video he took of the view from the greens.
So what's a girl to do when left to herself in a strange port? Girl Day! Roxanne plotted with me and loaned me their extra jeep. I dropped Tad off at the beautiful Links course along the sea and heading out to explore East Hampton. Shopping, massage, pedicure and ice cream.... a perfect day!
As I write from this from the deck of our boat tethered safely to a buoy at the Sag Harbor Waterfront Marina, the sun is cresting from the east and casting the most beautiful colors across the horizon.
I am in awe of our creators canvas and feel so incredibly blessed to witness the beauty of His art.
Sag Harbor Waterfront Marina - listed in DockWa as Sag Harbor Village Marina
Just steps away from the beautiful Sag Harbor Village
Radio: VHF 9
Fuel: Gas & Diesel
Power: 110v/30A and 220v/50A
Pump Out (free)
Wifi - they have wifi, but like most marinas, it was weak
Shuttle/Water Taxi: $5.00 pp
Other amenities: restrooms, showers, boat ramp and a dinghy dock.