Sunday, October 08, 2017

Release Date 9/29/2017

We did a crossing from Orient Point to Stonington CT.
Ebb Starts Race 07:15
Max Ebb Race 10:00 2.0 Kts
Flood Start Race 13:20
 

 

getting ready at Orient Point.

Sunrise just after we lauched.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Launch 06:40
Little Gull Land 08:25
Little Gull Depart 09:10
Noank Land 12:55
Noank Depart 14:40

Wind North shifting to SW 10kts.

We drove out the night before because the start was so early. It was a beautiful morning clear and sunny, and really warm for this time of year. It was in the mid 60s when we launched and much have gotten up to 80 by the mid afternoon.

We were traveling on the Neaps so the current was not super strong. We went the traditional "inside" route along the sound side of Fischers Island.

We took a break at Little Gull Island. Even though it was early there were a lot of seals there.

Great Gull in the morning with the sun behind the island.
Seals in the water at Little Gull

It was still pretty early at Little Gull.

This tree looks just like a pig!


Race Rock was a nice little rest spot out of the current.

Lots of people fishing in the race. They were all catching Bluefish.


Entrance to Noank Harbor.

We stopped at Noank to have a giant lobster lunch at a place called Abbotts. 


I had a lobster for lunch and some beer.

The paddle from Noank to Stonington was against a weak current, but we had some nice surfable waves. The Wind had changed and we could go downwind for over half the trip to Stonington.

Dinner was at the great Portuguese holly ghost Society in Stonington.

We then stayed up there through the weekend. We went surfing on Saturday at Sugar Reef, then went up and paddled along the rocks in Narragansett.


A stogie during the last day of the Sunday.


Truth: Things Look different from different perspectives.