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post #11 of 15 Old 05-27-2004
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Hello,

I second Port Jeff as a very kid friendly place. There is a very nice playground that will allow your kids to run around and burn off some energy. There are also good restaurants to eat at, and places to buy supplies.

Enjoy your trip!

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I have been to most ports already mentioned, and for the most part all are fine. I did a very similar cruise a few years ago with a 9 yr old on a small boat (23''), actually stayed 2 nights at Mystic for 7/4, but continued on to Block Is. on that trip. One thing I would suggest that I havent seen posted here is deff keep your options open. Personally, I would not formulate a tight day by day plan. I''m sure you have reservations for Mystic and gotta get there for that, but otherwise I would leave options open. Weather can change everything and you may like a certain place and decide to stay longer. Be aware that the LI side of the sound runs out of ports to get too once you get so far East, you''ll need to be on the Con side, that''s not so obvious, so take a close look at that. Most of the YC''s have pools ects for kids, that is shown in the guide book, and any of those places are very nice to spend a day, eat, and get a real shower
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If you want to stay in Port Washington the town has moorings that you can use for free for 2 days on a first come first served basis. Call Port Washington Water Taxi on Channel 9 for allocation.
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Greenport, If you have the time and good charts definitely go to Greenport. It is inside the fluke of the whale. Watch your tidal currents on the sound they are accountable for the difference of traveling at 10 knots or 1.5 knots over land. Also be aware of Plum Gut (the pass betweem Plum Island and Long Island) it can get mighty rough ou there. Local say to stay close to Plum. The town of Greenport is very picturesque and has marine stores and good restaurants. We did Mystic to Montauk and Sag harbor to Greenport. Sag Harbor was nice but to ritzy for us. From Greenport to Port Jefferson approximately 80 NM we did it in 12 hours with a rising tide. As we were getting there the tide turned and we we did the final couple of miles motor sailing at two knots. Mystic is definitely the crown Jewel for its facilities in the Museum. The bridge schedule must be followed to get in or out and reservations are a must. sail on.
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