|Edgartown Lighthouse in the background|
|Oak Bluffs Marina, Martha's Vineyard|
|Sunrise at Martha's Vineyard|
We left Martha's Vineyard on a late Monday morning. While topping off the tank at the fuel dock, we learned that a storm was heading our way. Just then, it dawned on us that we were the only boat around; most transient boaters apparently had already taken off. No sooner had we left the marina than the storm came. Thunder, lightning, followed by rain. Buckets of it. It rained so hard water was literally dripping through the canvas. In a frantic effort to keep the driving station and ourselves dry, we held towels against the canvas to soak up the rain water and wringing it into a bucket. My mind, however, was on the electronics. I wasn't sure if we could find our way home if we lost the GPS and the radar to the lightning. The only consolation was that we were not alone. There was a sailboat with a really tall mast bobbing nearby. We stayed close to her and waited nervously for the storm to subside. After what seemed like hours, it finally cleared. We breathed a sigh of relief and continued our trip back to our slip at Marina Bay. This certainly was one adventure we will never forget.
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