"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

June 21, 2013

June 20 - Stonington, CT

Stonington Harbor – Anchorage

The first part of our morning was very relaxing, enjoying our coffee on the deck anchored in our wonderful little cove. This is the type of place you picture in your mind when you think about cruising. It just doesn't get much better.

The morning became a little less relaxing when I decided to wash my hair. In order to use the blow drier we have to start the generator, our inverter just can't handle the blow drier. When Stan tried to start the generator nothing happened. It started last night with out an issue, but nothing today. He checked the starting battery and it seemed fine, he then spent an hour checking fuses, relays and wires...nothing. He went back to the battery and checked the voltage when we tried starting the generator. That's when he notice the battery showed it had voltage until he put a load on it...then it dropped to nothing. Easy fix...all we need is a new battery. This morning shows you really never get to totally relax when you live on a boat.

We decided to move out of the river and further up the Connecticut coast today. We anchored near Noank to have lunch at Abbott's Lobster in the Rough and buy a new battery. Noank is close to Mystic and there were boat everywhere. Abbott's is known for their lobsters, prices are more reasonable since its just a little place with picnic table. The place isn't fancy, but it over looks the water and it was a great day to sit outside. We both had a lobster roll...very good but still a little pricey on our standards. I think we'll enjoy cooking our own lobsters better. That experience is still to come.

After lunch we move a few miles up the coast to Stonington. We've heard this is a cute place to visit. We didn't get to our anchorage until after six so we haven't had a chance to check the town out yet. This isn't a very good anchorage...too exposed and a lot of rocking. Very uncomfortable. I think we'll have to find a better place tomorrow.

Leaving Hamburg Cove this morning.
A view of Noank from the dinghy
Abbott's Lobster in the Rough
Our view for lunch
The Morgan Point Lighthouse in Noank


  1. Lovely pictures again - thanks for the vicarious joy that your ongoing travelogue provides to those of us 1500 miles away in the middle of the continent enduring 95 degree heat. My question for you is, have you ever cruised up around Nova Scotia? I guess I should use your blog search function.

    1. Thank you for the compliment. We are having a great time and it is nice to be away from the Texas heat in the summer time. We haven't made it to Nova Scotia, but we are planning to be as far north as the Arcadia National Park later this summer. No real plan just moving when we feel like it.