Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Day Five - Clear sailing to Stonington

Tuesday, Sep 20
Newport, RI to Stonington, CT

We woke up in Newport to sporadic, clearing rain.....still among the mega-yachts.

Please Note: The Lady A is tied up at the very end of the dock.
(But so is the one on the left.)

Breakfast aboard and then a brisk walk around town, we shove off at 1044 and take a tour around the beautiful (and some not so beautiful) yachts in Newport Harbor.

Ida Lewis & NYYC
We then headed out across a calm Narraganset Bay and ran down the Rhode Island coast. We couldn't  have asked for better weather conditions. Today's haul of only 35nm was the shortest of our voyage, to date.

Pt Judith Light
Not much to see on this relatively straight coastline but toward the end of our run we altered our course closer to shore to see some of the classic spots and beautiful coastal homes in Misquamicut and Watch Hill.
Ocean House
Entered Stonington Harbor and chose Dodson's Boatyard to hole up for the night. Fueled up and pumped out.  Explored the quintessential New England town of 18,000.   Dinner at the Breakwater restaurant with a beautiful sunset on what seems like the last evening of summer..... wait, maybe it is........

Plans for tomorrow are not yet fully developed.  There are plenty of options including Mystic, Essex, the CT River........who knows.   We will probably get back to Rowayton, near New Canaan, on Thursday to lay up for about a week or so.  This blog will take a breather at that time and restart on or about Sep 29 when I get a new crew member and run down to the Chesapeake.


  1. Hello Amanda and John - we are truly enjoying your trip blog, evoking such nice memories of these familiar places,many boat deliveries north for the summer and south for the winter! Such a wonderful adventure, such courage and bravery, bravo! Bon voyage and greetings from So Cal, love, Serena and Jeff

  2. Great series of photos, John and Amanda. Keep them coming. Good luck to you! Nick Wessell