Although we had that day trip shakedown West Harbor last week, we grabbed an opportunity to have an overnight shakedown trip to Watch Hill with the bonus of overlapping for a day with Cutting Class. We left Shennecossett on Memorial Day. Really, on the holiday, you ask? Was that wise?
Just ahead of us, as we approached Sandy Point, we watched a sweet little catboat get tossed about by extremely rude power boats that have no regard for others on the water. This makes me crazy! We slowed down so that we gave no wake to the small sailing craft. We waved and he shouted, “Thank you for not swamping us!” We get it, we were once sailors, but honestly, there is just no reason why a power boat must speed past a small slower boat especially in close quarters.
As we rounded Sandy Point to enter the channel to Napatree, it was clear that high fuel prices did not stop these people from a beautiful day on the water. I guess it hasn’t stopped us either. 😉 Yet.
The photos don’t do justice to the number of boats. This narrow island was lined with “wall-to-wall” boats and people.
Once anchored, I looked around and counted. There were easily 70 boats anchored at Napatree. It did not last long. It was the end of the holiday weekend and most of the boats left by dinner. We had a quiet afternoon and evening and enjoyed the solitude as the sun set.
Tuesday’s forecast was HOT for inland, but it was a very nice morning here at Napatree.
After a couple hours of perfect beach time we returned to the boats just before the winds kicked up and the clouds covered the sky.
There was an unexpected oops before dinner. I (yes, it was me) accidentally spilled my red wine on ……… yes, the new ultra leather cushion. 😩😳🥴 Sharp intakes of breath were heard throughout the salon, followed by panic and a rush to grab anything to blot it up.
Well, well, well, ultra leather lived up to all the hype. A few thorough swipes, blots, and dabs and the red wine disappeared. Simply amazing.
I’m A Believer!
Time to get ready for the first real cruise of the summer.