June 15, 2001
We are happily anchored in a wonderful basin off of Mattituck, NY. We arrived yesterday and walked into town, only to discover that it was much bigger than we anticipated. We were able to do some good long-term provisioning at a huge grocery store, get some film developed (one-hour), check out some of the restaurants, etc. Besides, the anchorage we are in has a very visible and free dinghy dock and a clean, public bath house (with showers). And starting today is the town's Strawberry Festival! It is a town from heaven for cruisers.
We left for Mattituck from Greenport, NY. Nice town, but nothing to write home about. Greenport is the home of Preston's a boating and nautical items/gifts store and we did go into all three of the stores they had in town. The morning we left, Brian spotted a big red fox on the beach near where we were anchored. Now that was something we never expected to see!
We ran into some heavy fog around Plum Gut (and I so wanted to see Plum Island!), but navigated through it with no more problems than everyone else out there who was running in circles for awhile (just kidding ... well, kind of). Once again, it was a good test of our ever increasing navigation skills.
For those of you who have inquired, yes, we do (sort of) have a daily routine. We have coffee every morning, make sun tea almost every other day, and do some sort of household or maintenance tasks (caulking, engine upkeep, etc.) almost every day. Without fail, however, we do check weather every morning and evening, plan for the next day or so every evening, and write in our logs and budget/activities tracking logs at least once a day. We haven't watched TV in 4 weeks and do not miss it.
Next stop: Port Jefferson, NY.
Jeri and Brian