Thursday, July 29, 2010

Shelter Island across from Greenport

After a day and night of 25 kt gusts, I was somewhat apprehensive about negotiating the narrow fairways exiting the marina. However, the winds died to the 10 kt range and I was able to back and execute a turn in the fairway with the wind helping to turn the bow of the boat, success! We motored over to Shelter Island YC to pick up a mooring. They are now renting to PYC again, we’ve been refused in the past. Of course, part of the change of heart could be the economy and the $60 mooring fee they charge! Hoolie was very interested in the swans that came by for a visit.

Shelter Island YC has several fleets of one design, racing sailboats, about two dozen of each design – I took a photo of one class. Must be some amount of money tied up in those sailboats.

We took the ferry across to further explore Greenport but found that the shopping and especially Prestons marine store has gone downhill. They must have found it hard to compete with the large mail order stores. There is a good farmer’s market in town with fresh vegetables. We had local corn from the stands, good. We’ll head southerly on Friday, perhaps to Sag Harbor, depends on the winds.