May 28, 2010
May 25th, we arrived in New Haven, CT. The approached was rather uneventful, no, strike that, the engine decided to get fluid and would not work for a few minutes. The other issues we had were, our first choice Marina of had been torn down and the other one would not answer our hails on the radio or our phone calls. We decided that we would go to the last location of our Marina and take a mooring for the night and settle up in the morning. That evening we watched boater after boater leave this marina and none of them could tell us the name of the place. In the mooring an older gentleman putted by us and Spruce gleaned from the man, that the marina we were looking for was sold and his yacht club could possibly help us. We dewatered the dinghy (a dinghy full of water is a happy on) and rowed to shore. The head of the yacht club arranged for us to stay for four days. We are planning on leaving Sunday, weather permitting.
While in New Haven, we have found the library, which turned out to be a mile away from the marina. Spruce’s son’s house another mile away. We intend to walk to Long Wharf and see the venders for food and pictures. Spruce’s son’s girlfriend’s father has been also been feeding us, and I think the walking will help us just about break even on our seefood diet.