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

June 23, 2013

June 22 - Mystic, CT

Brewers Yacht Yard

We survived another night anchored in Stonington Harbor. We're either getting use to the rocking or the boat traffic and wind have improved, because we both slept better. This morning we went into town to their farmers market, nothing fancy or entertaining at this market...just wonderful fresh fruits and veggies. We picked up lettuce, strawberries, baby squash, pesto and scallops, which all went into making a great dinner tonight.

Our original plan was to stay in this anchorage and explore Mystic on our bikes, but it's just too rough to get our bikes into the dinghy. So after the market we moved the boat the seven miles back to Mystic. Staying at a marina will give us a chance to get a few things done…like laundry and washing the boat. This afternoon we wandered around this charming little town, mainly looking in a few shops and watching people and boats. Stan even got a haircut. We'll spend the next few days exploring this historic old seaport that was established in 1654.

Our bountiful harvest!
Views of Noank as we cruised by on our way to Mystic
Mystic River looking towards the Old Seaport
We took our dinghy up the river to look at the Mystic Seaport from the water. The Mystic Seaport Lighthouse is a small wooden lighthouse at the westernmost point of the Seaport, two miles upriver from Noank, was constructed in 1966 but has never been an official aid to navigation. Rather, it is a replica of the current Brant Point Lighthouse in Nantucket that was built in 1901. 
Joseph Conrad is an iron-hulled sailing ship, originally launched as Georg Stage in 1882 and used to train sailors in Denmark. After sailing around the world as a private yacht in 1934 she served as a training ship in the United States, and is now a museum ship at the Mystic Seaport. 

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