Monday, July 20, 2009

Long Island Sound

If you want to know where the Manhattan rich have their country homes, look no further than Long Island, and we weren’t even near the Hamptons! The northern shore at the western end of Long Island was dotted with big (and I mean big) beautiful mansions that overlook the sound. We spent a couple of days making our way down the sound, stopping first at Port Washington in Manhassett Bay (pictured below), then in Port Jefferson Harbor. These were both on Long Island - we didn't get over to the NY-CN-RI side of the sound, so we'll save that for a future trip. We intended to spend the third night at Oriental Point, on the eastern end of Long Island, but we arrived there in the early afternoon, the weather was beautiful, and Plum Gut spit us out at nine knots, so we hoisted the sails and kept going; Block Island beckoned! A plus was that we got to see a submarine, escorted by a Coast Guard cutter, exiting the sound and heading south into the Atlantic Ocean. Pretty cool.

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