down in New Harbor at Block Island. Was an excellent trip. I put 2 reefs
in the main and let the whole jenny out (130%). I soon realized that I could shake out a reef, but didn't really want to leave the cockpit
, so that's how we sailed. Saw the sun set while still an hour or more out. Came into the harbor entrance in darkness. Having a spotlight really helps, as does the chartplotter
on the Droid.
Very easy to find a place to anchor
. 1/2 the harbor is completely empty; the boats that are here prefer to be closer to the action in the south end of the harbor. Literally, I had the upper half of the anchorage to choose from. Here are some pictures.
Passing Montauk Light House
Block Island in the distance
Block Island in the distance -- same picture but zoomed-in.
Getting closer to Block. It's getting darker.
The crescent moon setting.
Moonset. You have to look close, you'll see the crescent just starting to hit the horizon.