After a lovely visit Sam Alpert left us in Newport this a.m. We had a great visit and will miss him!
Yesterday the stunningly beautiful s/v Sophie anchored next to us. As you can see from the photo below, they had some recent technical problems: crew members report that there was a spreader failure which lead to the dismasting. Theirs was a carbon fiber mast constructed to look like wood. Ouch! $$$
Based upon excellent weather routing and recommendations by Chris Parker, we decided to forego our planned voyage to Martha’s Vineyard today. Instead we ambled up Narragansett Bay to Bristol RI in increasing winds. We are now safely moored at the Bristol YC with gusty winds, rain and thunder and lightening all around us. Heading to MV would not have been fun. Stewie is a bit scared. Bad weather forecast through tomorrow. Plenty to do here in Bristol including the herreschoff museum.