Newport, Rhode Island
Moonstone of Aberdour
Allan and Claire Foster
Wed 1 Jul 2015 15:57
We had a good wind most of the way from Ocean City to Newport but as we approached Long Island it died away leaving us to motor for the last eight hours. There was a lot of traffic, mainly fishing boats that made the night watches hard work as we negotiated our way past them safely.
During the first night at sea Claire, who was down in the galley, shouted to say that the automatic forward bilge pump was running and there was a lot of water in the heads. I dashed down fearing we’d sprung a leak but it was only a tap fitting that had come apart during one the boat’s more violent rolls and was draining our precious drinking water into the bilges! It was soon temporarily fixed and we will find a more permanent solution here in Newport.
We haven’t been ashore yet but we’ve already seen some very impressive yachts in this harbour that is probably the equivalent of our Cowes.