Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Port Jefferson - At Anchor (to starboard as you come in)

It started out as a great sail with winds 15 to 17 kts behind us, pushing us to Port Jefferson. However, about 1/2 way there, the winds died and we had to motor the rest of the way. Still, the winds were warm and the sun was out, nice day. About in the middle of Long Island Sound we ran into flies. I don't know where they came from but they came in the 100's. There were none on shore, just out in the middle. The only thing I can think of is the the passing of a garbage barge.

Once in Port Jefferson we anchored far from other boats. However, just as we were sitting down to eat, a catamaran anchored about 30 feet off our starboard side! Sure enough, as the tide changed, we got close enough to touch! That convinced him to haul anchor and move. We settled down to eat and enjoy a great sunset.