We planned our trip to start in Plum Island Sound, where the AYC "Pirates vs. Superheros" beach party was taking place Saturday, then go on and visit Gloucester, Marblehead, Beverly and Manchester. However strong southwest winds and fog on the south side of Cape Ann kept us on the Ipswich Bay side. We went to Rockport for two nights, then back to Plum Island Sound (this time anchoring off Steep Hill Beach). As the weather worsened, we went back to Newburyport for one night, then out to Isles of Shoals for two days. It wasn't much of a journey but all the harbors were nice and we got in some excellent sailing. I have no complaints but that I didn't take very many photos.