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post #5 of Old 08-23-2007
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I dock in Groton, right across the river from the State Pier. I don't go to Block for the weekend unless it's a ling weekend. Even if you leave early, it can take 6 or 8 hours to get to Block, and so leaving Saturday morning to arrive Saturday afternoon and then leving Block on Sunday morning leaves you really no time to explore the island. We have done Block during 4th of July week, Labor Day weekend, etc. when there's enough vacation time to actually spend some time on the island. New London is a great place to sail out of, with many locations within just a couple of hours, like Mystic and Fishers Island, but even a trip from here to the Connecticut river and back takes pretty much a whole day of sailing - we've left in the m orning, had lunch in Essex, and made it back before dark, but that was with a fantastic south wind that let us reach both ways.
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