Just outside Red Brook Harbor, in Pocasset, Massachusetts, is Bassetts Island. After lunch, we headed there in the inflatable and had maybe the best afternoon of the summer. All along the sandy beach, on both sides of the island, dinghies, Whalers, and every other sort of small runabout were beached. Families had brought dogs, chairs, and umbrellas. Coolers were in abundance. And the swimming couldn’t have been better on this scorcher of a day. We stayed until late in the afternoon and watched as a parade of sailboats came in the twisting channel. By the time we left, most of the crowd had gone on their way, and we had the sand spit pretty much to ourselves. Then, with a round of sundowners to quench the thirst, we took a harbor tour before heading ashore for dinner.