The first of the Elizabethan Islands on our way north, Cuttyhunk is a Native American word for “lands end.” It has a much more remote and primitive feeling than fashionable Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket, which are further east across Vineyard Sound. We follow the marks carefully, staying clear of Pease Ledge, to enter Cuttyhunk Pond, where we pick up a mooring marked “Town of Gosnold.” Shallow draft vessels may find a slip at at the town dock. In calm weather we’ve anchored for a short time in the outer harbor west of Pease Ledge. A walk up the hill from the town dock brings us to a market, a gift shop, town hall and library – all very small and quaint. For dinner, we’ll order lobsters-to-go at the Fish Market on the Town Dock. Next morning, we enjoy breakfast and a beautiful view on the veranda at the Cuttyhunk Fishing Club B&B. Afterwards, we visit the little Museum of the Elizabeth Islands before heading north up Buzzard’s Bay.