Saturday, September 13, 2008

Branford - Matthew Returns

It rained last night but it stopped by sunrise. We headed down the Connecticut river, hoping that the bridge would be up but found that it was down waiting for a train to pass. However, for no apparent reason it was then raised and we proceeded through. The only problem with going up the river is this bridge. You can spend 20 minutes waiting for it to open, a real waste of time.
Off to Branford we found no wind so it was motoring all the way but at least the water was flat. We had reservations so a slip was waiting for us. Around 5:00 the crew arrived, Matthew and family. He quickly proceeded to occupy the aft cabin as he did when he was with us for five weeks. We found Lenny's as good as ever after a round of fried clams, the best on the east coast, we tried them all. It is very warm and the weather is due to last until the remnants of hurricane Ike passes north of us on Monday. We are headed home and expect to make PYC by Friday afternoon if the weather holds.