Cruising the Connecticut Coast

The week after Labor Day has become my favorite time to go cruising. School is back in session, crowds of tourists have all but returned home, but the weather-if you’re lucky-retains most of its summer warmth.

With a storm brewing to our west, blocking popular destinations like Block Island and Newport, Karen and I cruised east burning up some vacation time while discovering what else our new home state had to offer. From Clinton and Branford, to New Haven and Westbrook, we learned that Connecticut (a drive through or past state for many people) is filled with charming anchorages and cities on the rise.

I hope you enjoy some of the photos from our adventure, but more than that, I hope they inspire you find that new destination near you that might be hiding in plain sight.

 

12 thoughts on “Cruising the Connecticut Coast

  1. Nope. The answer to your ending question is nope. It doesn’t get any better than this, no matter where you are in the world. And the one lumpy night just makes you appreciate all the quiet ones. Yet another pleasant journey with captain and mate aboard the Good Ship Karen Marie. caswell

  2. You should have said Hi to John & Sarah at the Brewers in Stratford! Looks like you had a great trip! We love the blog, it’s like we’re taking the trip with you, since we haven’t been able to get on the water. Hopefully we can get to meet up next summer!

    • Thanks, Lisa! A trip to Stratford is definitely on the to-do list. As is a Harding/McGrath trip to Block; it’s been too long.

  3. As usual, I enjoy accompanying you and Karen on your sailing excursions! Your stories, along with your fabulous photos, makes it seem that I was on your sailboat, too! I look forward to future sailings.

  4. GREAT PICTURES..LOOKS LIKE YOU HAD A GOOD VACATION.

    On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 9:08 PM, A SAILING STORY wrote:

    > danharding824 posted: “The week after Labor Day has become my favorite > time to go cruising. School is back in session, crowds of tourists have all > but returned home, but the weather-if you’re lucky-retains most of its > summer warmth. With a storm brewing to our west, blocking p” >

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