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Topic Review (Newest First)
01-19-2012 02:05 PM
BoxedUp Drove up to Newport for New Year's and stopped at Stonington, CT on the way. Looked like a place I would want to revisit via boat. You may want to check it out.
01-15-2012 10:05 AM
chef2sail Marc is correct, marinias are expensive. We ususally take moorings or anchor. If you join Mystic Seaport, second night is free.

Dave
01-15-2012 09:12 AM
gershel Hi, We were there on a short cruise 2 years ago, and stopped at 2 places worth mentioning. The first is Port Washington. Because of late tides on the East River, we made this our first stop and were pleasantly surprised. The town moorings are free for the first 2 days. A great town with lots of good restaurants. We took the train into NYC Very easy. On the way back there was a bad weather forecast, so after exiting the East Rv. we went to Great Kills, on Staten Island. Stayed for 2 days, waiting for weather. They have a wonderful luxurious bus that goes into the city for about $5.00 r/t. Both of these places are cheap to stay. You'll need that money for the high marina fees in LIS.
Marc
01-15-2012 06:32 AM
T37Chef
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We would welcome any ideas or knowledge you have of area restaurants, provisioning and would love to even just have a few drinks at one when we are up there if we cant meet out sailing.

Dave
If in Marthas Vineyard, you must stop at the Artcliff Diner, the owner/chef is a good friend of ours.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/ARTCL...527597?sk=info
01-15-2012 12:46 AM
belize it we are looking to head up to ny city from annapolis - long island - and up martha's vin late august - GREAT time of the year to do it.
keep us in the loop

good night
01-09-2012 12:47 AM
chef2sail
LI Cruise

Hugo sound like a great idea and plan to get some of the SN from different areas together. Thanks for the offer also. We are proably stopping at Port Jeff (Seatauket YC mooring son the way out the Sound and Northport on our way back in the Western Sound.

We would welcome any ideas or knowledge you have of area restaurants, provisioning and would love to even just have a few drinks at one when we are up there if we cant meet out sailing.

Our plans this year proably will involve a few days in the Shelter AIsland Greenport area, Cutty Hunk and The Vineyard for a few days as our furtherst point north ( weather conditions allowing). Everything else kind of depends on who is with us, where they want to visit and how much we want to be on the water each day.

In the last 6 years my wife and I have visited Westport, Olde Saybrooke, Northport, Port Jefferson, Mount Siani, Conneticut River, Noank, Fischers Island, Greenport, Sag Harbor ( we felt like the Clampets there), Block of course, Newport, Watch Hill, Cuttyhunk and Maryhas Vineyard.

Other places we would like to stop include new London/ Groton, Greenwich, Essex.

Dave
01-08-2012 11:42 PM
HUGOSALT Hi Dave,
Hope to be cruising the LI Sound come mid Aug. would be great
say hello or better yet sail along...in any case we are based in
extreme western sound (Manhasset Bay area) and if need any
support or local info just let us know.
Maybe can put together a CB/LIS SN meet if time/schedules allow.
Hugo
01-08-2012 08:14 PM
mgmhead Dave,

We have indefinite plans, but definite intentions, to make this trip summer 2012. Might be mid-July or later when we depart Chesapeake, time will tell. If traveling together works out I'd be very pleased for your company. If we meet-up in the LI Sound or Block Island or some other RI location that's fine too. You and Donna are invited aboard for 'sun-downers' anytime.

All the best...MGM
01-08-2012 02:38 PM
chef2sail
LI Trip

Will do Brad,

I have followed you mainly "winter "sailing experiences. Would love to hang out and meet you as well as hear some of your stories.

As our plans firm up will keep you aprised of our itineriy

Dave
01-08-2012 04:55 AM
Bene505 Dave,

Keep me updated as well. We are out at the end of Long Island much of the summer. We could have an extra car if we plan it right.

We may do Nantucket this summer and certainly Block Island. Plus I've been thinking about a trip out 80-100 miles to the canyon (with fishing poles).

Regards,
Brad
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