Saturday morning sail (or motor)

Sailing around Black Point from Niantic Bay towards Long Ledge

Sailing around Black Point from Niantic Bay towards Long Ledge

It wasn’t sunny or windy. But it wasn’t rainy or cold. So it was a perfect day to take the boat down the Niantic River and out into the Long Island Sound, raise the sails, decide there wasn’t any wind, lower the sails, catch a right and motor over towards Rocky Neck State Park. Which is what we did.

We anchored for a little while not too far from Griswold Island next to Long Ledge. Susanna decided to test out the cold waters of Long Island Sound for a very short swim. I didn’t bring my bathing suit, but I still jumped in. And it was cold.

The wind picked up after lunch and I again raised the sails.  However it was a light wind and with the current in LIS heading west we were not making any progress towards home. I started the outboard and we motored home.  Overall we covered 15 miles in about 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Our day out on the water

Our day out on the water

 

 

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