29 October: Slept in today! And decided to take a day off from beating into the wind.
We took the dogs for a short walk that turned into a 5-hour tour de force around Saybrook Point and Old Saybrook. (As it turns out, “Old” Saybrook is a very appropriate name for the town haha.) Weather was BEAUTIFUL! We walked along private golf courses, Sound beaches, lighthouse point, and retaining walls, all the way downtown — Halloween decorations and pumpkins filled neighborhoods. By 3pm-ish, we stopped for drinks and a plate of nachos on the outside patio of the Penny Lane Tavern. It was so nice to explore a new place for the first time during our trip! If only the cold winds didn’t keep reminding us that we need to get south – fast!
Another cruising sailboat, Sal’s My Gal, was at the end of the marina dock when we returned. The nice older couple on board was also heading south, and hinted at a weather window for the Jersey coast this coming Monday… very interesting… I think we should rename the Abby B to Al’s My Pal.