Essex, CT

Lynn & Mike ..around the world
Mike Drinkrow & Lynn v/d Hoven
Tue 27 Jul 2010 22:17
41:20.93N 072:22.81W   Essex, Connecticut
We sailed up the Long Island Sound with Tom towards the Connecticut River, enjoying the beautiful weather. We had about 60nm to go and enjoyed the extra speed from our large spinnaker. From The Sound, we headed up the river and had a few nervous moments going under a bridge that was listed on our charts as 78ft high .. we are somewhere over 70ft with our antenna!. Mike inched us through, with no problem. Six kilometres up the river to the small town of Essex. Here we took a mooring ball - which cost $50 per night - which seemed excessive for a club that did not have a restaurant or even a laundry! Oh for the lovely city docks in Fort Lauderdale - where for half that price we lived like kings in the city.
This area of the USA is called New England, and you can see why. The British influence is evident in the layout of the towns and the architecture - very quaint. We even went to a pub that had Chantey singers - you know the kind ...".... all for the beer and tobacco..."
Mike and Tom outside "The Gris"                                            A sweet little house with birdhouse and manicured hedges to match!