Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Port Jefferson – High Winds

We left Mattituck at 7:00 am to catch the tide, it was plus 4 ft over low when we left. Even with that, we came across one spot where the depth sounder read 8.5 ft just beyond the anchorage. The forecast was for strong winds of 15 to 20 kts with gusts to 25 kts in the afternoon so we made good time to Port Jefferson before the small craft advisory took effect at 2:00 pm. It’s a Tuesday night so there’s only three boats anchored here, a far cry from the two dozen anchored over the 4th of July weekend.

We like PJ for the good holding ground and a good place for Hoolie relief nearby. There’s a marina you can dink to for ice (photo) and public dock if you want to walk into town. There’s an excellent butcher shop and a good fish store not far away. The dink ride is into the bay to the west of the main harbor, not downtown.

As I write this, it’s still gusting to 20 kts! Hopefully, it quiets down later tonight. Wednesday it’s off to Milford. Strange sunset, no sun but the clouds lit up.