We set sail from Pulpit to Merchant Island. I had thought the shores would be lined by shops, but not so. This area is called Merchant’s Row, an archipelago of islands filled with natural harbors and… lots of lobster pots. The cove where we anchored on Merchant Island has a beautiful natural view on all sides, with only one camp house in the distance. I started writing a tune about the sparkles in the water in the late afternoon.