Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mattituck - at anchor

Nice downtown to explore at Mattituck
There was a promise of wind in the morning and the radar looked clear of storms so we headed south to Mattituck. It's across the Sound on the Long Island side and has an anchorage dedicated to cruisers with a dinghy dock for town access. The anchorage is rather small but we had plenty of room when we arrived with only two boats present. However, as the day progressed, the numbers increased. We now count six boats anchored, a couple closer than we like, we'll see what happens tonight.

Hummm, "Exit Only"......
The main street is Love Lane (of all names!) and has all manner of small shops, very interesting to browse. So we walked around and explored. So far, the only times we've paid for a place to stay is at Branford where we needed work done on the engine, otherwise it's been either at anchor or on a free mooring.

Always interested in sunsets
We'll probably stay here Friday too and move on to Branford to pick up the grandkids on Saturday. They will be with us until our return to Poughkeepsie YC on Thursday. Three kids on a boat! Should be fun.