Departing Vineyard Haven Magnolia headed for Hyannis MA. Another new stop for us. We departed late from Vineyard Haven and had a fair current the entire short passage.
The Admiral was not a huge fan but I wanted to anchor off the Kennedy in Hyannis Port before moving further into the harbor to Hyannis Yacht Club where we had a mooring ball reserved.
We anchored in at the red spot on the picture. Evidently man people confuse the large house to the right of the dock as the main Kennedy house. In fact it is the house and houses to the left of the picture that are the ones.
Note not the big house on right, but the one on the left.
After moving the boat over to Hyannis, we went for a lovely stroll around town.
One of the two big reason to come to Hyannis was so Annette along with her friend Debra could attend a Sea Glass Festival taking place in Hyannis
Debra had never visited Magnolia so of course was able to give Debra a tour of our home. She seemed to really like her time aboard.
We wrapped the day up with lunch ashore at the Hyannis Yacht Club…the ladies seemed like they had a terrific day and I was happy to meet Debra again!
The next day we walked around Hyannis and marveled at all the Kennedy historic locations. Here is the JFK memorial just up from the yacht club where we were moored.
Looking out to the harbor with Annette in front of the large mooring field.
There was also a Memorial to the Korean War as well.
John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy_Hyannis_Museum ) I really enjoyed this stop. I thought it was very well done and a lot of interesting information and photos. Highly recommended!
This is the Hyannis Armory where JFK made his acceptance speech on election night November 1960 ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_United_States_presidential_election )
Now here is the really bad news…our friends Frank and Elaine came to visit the following day. Frank & Elaine were some of my oldest friends from the condominium we lived at in Arlington VA. They have a summer home on the Cape and came for a visit. Sadly we had such a lovely visit aboard Magnolia and lunch ashore no one remembered to take a picture!
Hyannis was a wonderful stop and so glad we made the effort to come up to the South Shore of Cape Cod!