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

August 22, 2013

Aug. 21 - Sag Harbor, NY

Sag Harbor Cove - Anchorage

We had a slow morning since we were only moving ten miles today. It was a beautiful calm morning. A family of swans came by to visit as we were preparing to leave...like geese and ducks they're always looking for a free meal. They are pretty and huge, even the grey youngsters liked nice to me.

We settled into are anchorage in Sag Harbor before lunch and then went ashore for something to eat. It was nice to be a short dinghy ride to town. We ate at a small seafood shack on the wharf called The Dock House. Fresh fish, clams and lobster from the boats outside...well mostly, I think the sign said the lobsters were from Maine. We wandered around town for awhile, but we didn't feel like excreting too much effort since it was very warm today. We've gotten a little spoiled to temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s, so today high of 86 felt a little hot. I know everyone from home is getting a great laugh out of that, but remember we don't have the AC going. We did go back to town and pick up a few things for dinner...wine, cheese, bread and clam chowder from The Dock House. We sat on the deck and enjoyed a nice meal while we watched the sunset...one of the my favorite benefits of living on a boat. 

History lesson: The Port of Sag Harbor was founded in 1707, and is located on the south fork of Long Island, New York about 100 miles east of Manhattan. It was a thriving whaling port from 1760 - 1850, when the whaling industry began to decline. By the time the Revolutionary War began, Sag Harbor had built up a thriving coastal and foreign trade. In 1789, when George Washington approved the creation of Sag Harbor as a Port of Entry for the newly formed United States, the village had more square rigged vessels engaged in commerce than the Port of New York. Sag Harbor had the first custom house in the U.S., the first volunteer fire company in the state of New York that was established in 1803 and the first newspaper printed on Long Island.

There were two babies, but I didn't get a nice picture of the four of them...one was left out of the family photo.
The Dock House...it doesn't look like much but the food was good.
The lobster tank (tub!)
The inside of The Dock House. You can also buy seafood by the pound to take home with you.
Our view overlooking the harbor
Part of Main Street in Sag Harbor

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