Victor and Susan’s boat adventure


Victor Benson recently dropped a note to share a bit about he and Susan’s week-long boat adventure.

“We left our Sag Harbor, NY marina one morning and cruised 2 hours up to Newport, RI to spend the afternoon and next morning enjoying the sights and shops. We had a great dinner and met some very warm and friendly fellow boaters.

After breakfast we spent a couple hours cruising through the Cape Cod Canal up to Plymouth, MA to hook up with some old high school friends of Susan’s who live nearby. It was great to see them and have a 2 hour dinner just reminiscing. We left the next day to go up to Boston Harbor, but we diverted out course to take in one of the most magnificent sights either of us had ever seen, the whales passing through the preserve off the tip of Cape Cod. You can’t imagine what an experience it is to see these beautiful creatures breaching 15’ off the stern of your own boat.

We arrived in Boston Harbor around 5pm and spent a couple days with friends at the graduation of their son Kyle from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Kyle had spent 8 months living with Susan and me last year as a senior-year intern from Wentworth.

After two days in Boston we cruised back through the canal to Martha’s Vineyard where we spent the last three days of our journey with my daughter, son-in law and two grandchildren, Olivia and Colby. What a treat, especially because it was a complete coincidence that they were vacationing there that week. They live in San Francisco. If I had tried to plan that type of get-together, it would have been impossible I am sure.

And after six days of adventure, we boarded the SusanB the seventh day and spent five hours in windy and rough waters to return to Sag Harbor, our home port. My recollection of it all 2 months later is that it was extraordinary fun, we have a sense of accomplishment and we now look forward to the next opportunity that we can add that type of excitement to our lives.”