Monday, 24 August 2009


For this leg of our trip we are joined by our friend Alex. His help was greatly appreciated.

We leave the East River and enter into Long Island Sound. We left the anchorage in the Hudson River at 03:30 to reach Hells Gate in the East River at slack water. Before sunrise the weather closed in with heavy rain and cold temperatures. We had to break out the long underwear and rain gear (sigh).

Mystic Seaport a living museum. We had great fun exploring the life of an 18th century seaport and touring period ships. I am at the helm of the last wooden whaling ship in existence, the SV "Morgan", undergoing a full refit. Alex "weighs anchor". Sandra takes a swim with a whale. The expensive moorage includes admission to the museum. When we went to pay we were pleasantly surprised to learn that owner operated foreign flagged vessels get the first night FREE! So the cost to us was VERY reasonable.

Crew at work and rest.

The Cape Cod Canal, with picture of real "Cape Cod" Cottages.

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