June 9, 2001
We just landed in Sag Harbor, NY, on Long Island. Since, in order to e-mail, the library is the first place we always visit, we can't tell you a whole lot yet. We plan to be here for 2 - 3 days though.
We arrived today after a PERFECT trip from Block Island - - sunny, 75 degrees, 10 MPH winds, and only 1' seas. We couldn't have asked for better!
Block Island was WONDERFUL (although their library was closed for renovations)! We anchored in the Great Salt Pond and spent 3 beautiful days there. On the second day, we walked approx. 6 miles to the Southeast lighthouse, Mohegan Bluffs, Great Fresh Pond, and the town of Old Harbor. It was well worth it for we obviously got some much needed exercise and we saw a bunch of new birds. On Friday afternoon, around 3:00, we were just waking up from our naps (what a nice habit!) when 60 - 100 sailboats started pouring into the Pond. It is Off Soundings Boat Race weekend! It changed the whole atmosphere of the Pond - - more excitement and things to watch. Great fun.
For boaters: We recommend the Oar Restaurant at the Block Island Boat Basin. Good prices, food, and all of the seats in the restaurant and bar face the Pond.
We are starting to recognize boats that we have seen as far south as Cape May. It is fun to constantly be running into "friends" along the way.
One last note: When we were anchored in Stonington, a person on a boat from San Francisco that was anchored near us started playing an accordion-type instrument. It was Really a neat sound as it carried over the water. I told Brian that he needed to take up an instrument. I believe he is exploring the possibilities of playing empty beer cans ... I can see us being asked to leave an anchorage by a Harbormaster in the near future...
Jeri and Brian