After spending a pleasant day and evening in Stonington, we got under way early and headed for Block Island. It was a gorgeous sunrise in Stonington Harbor: a quintessential start to a summer day, with glassy calm water and a beautiful moored fleet reflecting the early sun. Continue reading First East Coast Cruise – Part 4 – Fourth of July in Block Island
We didn’t rock much of anything, but the Block was rock’n on the 4th of July weekend.
We wanted to get settled and enjoy a few peaceful days before the mob showed up, so we motored over on Tuesday and got settled in. All the town moorings were occupied already (by boats that had been left there the previous week, we later learned, to secure a spot for the 4th.) Fortunately we were able to snug up on a private club mooring we have access to on the western shore of the harbor, which is very pleasant. We made it to The Oar several times for some drinks, dinner and beautiful sunsets over the Pond, and enjoyed rambling around the island with the dogs. It was very relaxing, but by Friday, the pace started to pick up. Continue reading Rock the Block on the 4th of July
The kids are happy to be back on the Block! We motored over in light southerlies with an nasty-ish slop that caused some mal-de-mer for at least one of our crew, but that’s all forgotten now that we are happily settled on a mooring and everyone has been ashore to check out the local scene.
We got in after a four-hour and 45-minute run from New England Boatworks. Grey skies, humid, light southerlies and no rain. The town moorings were all taken, but both CCA moorings were available so we snagged one and hoisted our burgee to the masthead. There is lots of room (for now) at the three marinas, and plenty of space to drop a hook in the anchorage (also for now).
Looking forward to relaxing for a few days on “island time”, and watching the Fourth of July madness.