Friday, June 29, 2007

Today we left Newport Marina and saw the Statue of Liberty and went through a place called Hell Gate and saw a whirlpool. Then we finally got into Long Island Sound. After that we motored down Long Island Sound for about three hours and I steered the boat at the wheel for about 1/2 hour! I played my gameboy for 2 hours after lunch and then we came into Northport. We got into the dink and motored to the beach and went swimming. We found a jellyfish and Nana captured it but let it go later. We also saw a dead horseshoe crab. Then I went swimming again and motored back to the boat. I got to steer the dink back to the boat, it was fun! On the boat I read some more of "The Day My Butt Went Psycho" to page 42. I then identified the shells I picked up off the beach with Nana's help. We had spaghetti and meatballs for dinner and I had a second helping, it was good. I then played my gameboy until now. Goodnight, Matthew.

Here's a link to a map showing our progress and where the Sand City anchorage is located. Sand City Anchorage The anchorage is always calm and protected from all directions except from the south. Even then there's not much fetch and it's never crowded. There's a sand beach at the park to the west for swimming.