Monday, July 26, 2010

Up and Back Down the Connecticut River - 340 Days To Go

July 17, 2010
Today, we traveled from Mystic, CT up the Connecticut River back to Petzold's, the Mainship dealer where we had purchased our boat.  Our friends, Vinny and Diana came along for the trip.  We made this trip to have some interior canvas work done and an inverter installed in preparation for our loop adventure next year.
The following Saturday, July 24th, we traveled back down the Connecticut River to Mystic.  My sister Nancy, my nephew Justin and his girlfriend Megan joined us for the return trip.  Below are pictures taken along the Connecticut River.

And finally, at the end of the day, a lovely sunset
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Today is the Annual Mystic Seaport Antique Boat Parade.  The parade down the Mystic River began around 1:30 in the afternoon.  So Bob and I took our lunch up to the flybridge of our boat and enjoyed the boats as they went y the end of our dock.

Almost forgot!  To add some storage space in the master stateroom, you can never have enough storage space if you plan to live aboard for a year, we had some canvas pouches made for each side of the bed.  There are three on Lynda's side and two on Bob's side.  I'm sure we will make good use of these!

Monday, July 05, 2010

July 4th - No work, Just Relaxation 361 Days To Go!!

July 3 to July 5, 2010

This weekend there were no projects worked on, just a time to relax and enjoy the holiday.  We finally took the kayaks down from their storage spot on the fly bridge and went for a paddle up the Mystic River to the Mystic Seaport.  We also launched the dinghy and went for a dinghy ridge with both Tucker and Willow, our two Jack Russell Terriers.  Willow enjoyed the ride, standing with her front feet on the inflated tube of the dinghy and her ears blowing in the wind.  It was really hot, high 90's, so Tucker found a shaded spot on the floor and slept!  On the evening of the 4th, we were treated to a a number of fireworks displays that we were able to view right from our own flybridge at the marina!  On Monday morning we took the kayaks out again for some exploring and in the early afternoon we took our boat, Erika Lin, for a cruise west on Long Island Sound and up the Thames River .  Again, the temperature was in the high 90's, so it was really nice moving through the water and keeping somewhat cooler.
The pictures below show just how relaxing this weekend was: