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

September 17, 2016

Sept. 16 – Port Washington, NY

Manhasset Bay – Anchorage

"It's out there at sea that you are really yourself." —Vito Dumas

It was the Captain’s birthday today and we celebrated it on the water…just the way he likes it. The wind finally died down and we had a perfect day to travel down Long Island Sound. We decided to make it another long run and are anchored in Port Washington. Now we can be in position for the next good day in the Atlantic to head down the coast to Cape May.

This cruise ship was just coming in as we were leaving this morning...looks like we picked a good day to leave Newport.
Point Judith Lighthouse
Sailboat race from New London to Greenport
Racers passing Little Gull Island Lighthouse
The only excitement on the water today was running into some friends. We crossed paths near Plum Island with Robin and Noel on Saga; they were heading out to Block Island for the weekend. We stopped and visited for a few minutes. Wish we could have joined them, but we are feeling a tug on our heartstrings by our Grandwonders. It's time to be moving south and reconnecting with family.

It's fun to meet up with friends...no matter where.
A beautiful sunset with a ferry on the horizon 
The harvest moon coming up over Long Island Sound
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