September 12-13, 2009... Back to the Atlantic Ocean

Saturday morning we finally left Cutchogue for Sag Harbor. Great sail through the Little Peconic Bay, judged the tacks right and made it back like we knew what we were doing. Anchored between three megayachts and headed into town to see what the annual HarborFest was like. We had hoped to thank the team from WLNG (local radio station) for providing hours and hours of entertainment. Great oldies format, excellent local information, lots of fun -- and we had hours to listen while confined to the boat by weather! Unfortunately we didn’t see them. Hope they see this ‘shout out’ anyway.

Early start Sunday (Patti loves those 5:30am wake ups) and motored out of Sag Harbor to Gardiners Bay. Excellent sailing across the Bay to Gardiners Island. But, once out past the marker into Block Island Sound, the wind died!! (Why does this always happen??) Anyway, we were able to motorsail to Block Island reveling in the SUN and warmer weather. It was terrific being on the ocean again - nice rolling waves, beautiful water color, and that great sense of going somewhere new. Anchor down in Block Island’s Great Salt Pond among other cruising sailboats. Tomorrow the exploration begins. Glad to finally be here.

Great Salt Pond: +41° 11' 29.22", -71° 34' 42.54"

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