Port Jefferson, Long Island

Mark & Sue Owen
Fri 28 Sep 2012 01:26

40:57.69N 73:04.75W

We left Greenport at first light in order to catch the flood tide through the notorious Plum Gut passage and enjoyed a 3 knot lift on the way through.  It was an overcast and drizzly morning, but the moderate NE winds allowed us to make good progress.  As the skies cleared the wind diminished, such that we had to dust off our trusty light airs oversized genoa in order to keep making reasonable progress.  Alas, in the end, even this was not enough to overcome the ebbing tide and we had to motor the last couple of hours in order to make Port Jefferson in daylight.


We found a good anchorage adjacent to the sailing club, just off the mooring field and the anchor set well in thick mud at the first attempt.  This will be a short pit-stop as we plan to be off at first light  tomorrow.