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Just got back from our cruise to Block and thought I'd update the thread with a quick report.
I almost broke my neck boogie boarding at Napatree Point , Watch Hill Tuesday AM. We had planned to sail to Block right after a morning session,but, I got nailed! Drilled into the sand face first by a vicious shore break. I have never been hit so hard in my life! I could barely move. We walked to the clinic in Watch Hill and they checked me out and gave me some prescriptions. Being that my neck, back and shoulder were all hurting, along with my face... We decided to continue on to Block, but stay at Champlain's instead of anchoring/mooring.
I had it from here that we might be rafted but we needed a dock. We got a nice spot on the far north end of the docks and no rafting. Oh it was pricey, but, worth it. We were there for 2 nights. I did not see any town moorings available when we came in around 4:30PM Tuesday.
Cab driver (who lives aboard a 31' sloop) confirmed about 25 - 30% less business this season.
The Harbor View restaurant next to the pool at Champlain's is excellent - really. The Harbor Inn, in town, sucked - really.
Last week was a beautiful week for a cruise and I am on the mend. Curse that shore break!
This is probably the subject for a completely different thread, but, we are considering keeping the boat up in Stonington or somewhere in Fisher's Island Sound area next summer. It is about a 90 minute drive from our home and we think it would be nice to have anchorages like Watch Hill and Block Island so close for weekend trips. Anyone have any experience with dong this?