It was an ok night in here. Rolled a bit. There is quite a big surf on the other side of the breakwater and we could feel the swell by times. There is only a 3 foot tide here though. We set the alarm so that we could leave by 06:15 at sunrise. It was a lovely warm morning.
The anchor was almost up when the Captain noticed we had no transmission. Anchor back down! And my head is still pounding. A good time for me to be out of sinutab. I took my last one before bed. We radioed Amazing Grace and they rafted along side of us. Jim and Mike got to work and discover only the shift cable broke. What a relief it wasn’t the transmission.
They got it so it works, still need a cable so hopefully will get it next stop. I got some Tylenol cold pills from Cheryl. We pulled up anchor again and left at 07:30
And we sailed by Newport and in the far distance we could see lots and lots of masts and lighthouses.
We motored for fuel while Amazing Grace checked to see if there were any moorings for us. There wasn’t but they said we could tie up to one of the docks as it wasn’t busy now. We arrived at 17:00. We found out where the grocery store was located so we took our carts and started walking. We walked and walked and walked and got a few shots of Clinton CT. Lots of beautiful homes here.
We were told it was about 2 miles or more. We finally arrived at the Stop & Shop. We had hoped to get back by taxi but were told there wasn’t any, we asked an employee and he told us there was a bus but he didn’t know the schedule. We started out and Cheryl decided to ask a lady in the parking lot if we could pay her to drive us back. No luck, she couldn’t leave, was working. So she asked someone at the gas station. A lady said she would be happy to drive us and couldn’t believe we walked all that way. And we couldn’t get her to take any money. She just asked us to pay it forward! And we hope to do just that. We went to the marina restaurant for supper and I am off to bed at 20:30. Hoping my cold is better tomorrow.
Today we travelled 48.8 nm.