Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Branford - At a dock

What is that structure at the right - Long Island Sound Stonehenge? (North Dumpling Island)
We had all of 5 kts of wind today but at least the seas were calm so we motored all the way from Stonington. Of all the time we've been on the Sound this summer, we've sailed all of one day! Of course part of the reason was the time getting our genset repaired but still, one day? It's a good thing that Fleetwing motors so well.

A couple of years ago, there were two fuel stations on the Branford river. The one operated by the yacht club lost its license to sell to the general public. The other one went out of business but was later taken over by Bruce and Johnson's Brewers Marina - for which we were grateful at the time - otherwise there would have been no fuel available at all. As it turned out, the yacht club got it's license back and now sells fuel for about $0.40/gal less than the Bruce and Johnson's fuel dock about 100 yards away. Needless to say, the higher priced dock is devoid of customers! Naturally we took advantage of the yacht club prices although it's still not cheap at $4.48/gal!

It was a good weather day until around 5:30 or so when a front came through, disrupting our plans for a dinner at Lenny's! Oh well, we've made good use of flash frozen fish fillets which we use for fish sandwiches, pretty good actually. Wednesday is family day with Matthew and family, then it's off to Port Jefferson on Thursday.


mcnaughton24 said...

It's a mini-replica of Stonehenge. North Dumpling Island is owned by Dean Kamen (inventor of the Segway).