Oyster Bay to New Haven CT Sept 8, 2014

We woke up at 6:30 trying to figure our next stop on the way.  I also changed from the new alternator to the old alternator. The old one only charges at 1/3 the speed of the new one and I do not have a tachometer with the old one.  It was a setback but at least we can now charge the battery while we are running the engine.

When I woke up I saw a man collecting oysters from his boat.  Someone that collects and sells oysters working hard to make a living.  As I watched him I decided to take a picture of him working.  After I had he looked up at me smiled and waved at me.  That was the warmest feeling I have had from anyone in NY.  In the bay we were surrounded by very luxurious houses and boats but here was just a hard working fellow trying to make a living.

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We had a rough trip from Oyster Bay to New Haven CT.  The seas were 5 to 8 foot swells and it was a bouncy ride across 30 miles of Ocean.  Were are now on Long Island Sound and salt water.  It was a slow day as we were learning how to use the tides and currents in our favor.   If you miscalculate is makes for a slower trip.  Yesterday the high swells slowed us down considerably so we only traveled about 35 miles.  But we found a nice place with free mooring balls and are taking a day to dry out and figure the route to Boston.

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The houses are lined up close together on the shore.  Different than along the Hudson were they were for apart and overlooking.

We were happy to see the New Haven light house when we got here.  It is very plain but signaled coming home.

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So I will finish with today because it turned into a clean-up, charge up, and plan day.  So no blog tomorrow after 3 blogs today.

We hope everyone is doing well at home and miss you all.

A special note to our grandson (Super Duper) Cooper.  Take care and get better from that black eye you got.  Relax and take it slow, I’m not sure that is in your vocabulary yet but mostly just get better.

Love Grandma and Grandpa

Also for our other Grandson (That now knows that he does not have wings so he can not fly.).

William, Happy 18th Birthday 18th birthday

“That’s what sailing is, a dance and your partner is the sea.  With the sea you never take liberties.  You ask her, you don’t tell her.  You have to remember always that she’s the leader, not you.  You and your boat are dancing to her tune.”

                                                by           Michael Morpurgo

“Living The Dream”

   Tammy & Steve

   



 

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