We woke to yet another beautiful morning and wandered over to the marina’s little ‘Snack Bar” for the most yummy breakfast sandwiches. I think I am getting used to this good life.
Richard and Dan did a few boat chores and then it was time for the World Cup between Germany and Argentina. Way to go Germany!! We only had time for about an hour of play before we needed to make our way to our next port.
After an easy cast off and maneuvering out of narrow channel we found our way past picturesque Old Saybrook, the entrance to New London and Groton on the busy Thames River, New York’s Fishers Island (only 2 miles off the CT. shore) and the North Dumpling Lighthouse. There were boaters galore enjoying the balmy weather on this holiday weekend.
Entering the Mystic Harbor presented a riot of tranquil boaters and a shore lined with charming homes. ”Welcome to Mystic” they seemed to call to us. After another successful dockage at the Mystic Shipyard, the Quest got a thorough cleaning by the crew.
Once the crew was clean and headed down the dock to Mystic, we found this fisherman’s delight. Holy Moley! These 10 Stripped Bass were speared by divers. What a catch!
We enjoyed the 20 minute walk to Old Mystic where we joined the throngs of people milling the streets. We watched the old draw bridge raise for passing boats, window shopped and dined at Azu before sauntering back to the boat. The darkened skies were lit up by the distant, unseen fireworks on this July 3ed night.