Not too long after we arrived in Falmouth, Gary, Patti, John, and Genie from Native Dancer and Island Time showed up; they’d landed in Jolly Harbor several weeks earlier and spent time exploring the northern shores of the island. We’d chatted with them once or twice on VHF whenever their location allowed us to reach them. We all decided to wander into town to explore, shop, lunch, and just generally lay back.
Our first stop was the Bakery in English Harbor, a fixture since colonial Britain ruled the seas, restored now and still used as a bakery. The selection is nothing short of yummy delicious, and prices were fair. Temperatures soared on that particular day so a refreshing stop in the shade was welcome.
Moving on, we wandered further into Nelsons Dockyard stopping along the way to read the placards describing the history of English Harbor and the Dockyard. Many of the buildings have been carefully restored as close as possible to their original structure and intent. The sail loft is still housed in the same building; maintenance, bakery, wood shop, and so on.
Time for lunch arrived sooner than we really needed, but tummies rule, so we stopped in at the Windward Deck of the Copper and Lumber Hotel where we enjoyed a great lunch in the best company, our good friends. We vowed to return to this establishment.