Good to hear you do not have to adhere to a specific timeline/schedule. Makes for a safe cruise
planning....Would make sense circumnavigating island
counter-clockwise...west to east on ocean side as this will give you better odds that wind
will be with you while in ocean.
Are you familiar with Long Island
south coast inlets?
A long stretch to go without a lot of options, need a good
They are not always inviting in the best of conditions,
often moving shoals. assuming you will be entering Fire
Island Inlet to spend time at Kismit. How much do you draw?
If you time it right you will be able to ride the current
down the East River and into the lower bay.
You want to pass hell Gate with a favorable current
or slack water
Also, be sure to time rounding Orient Pt./Plum Gut with the current.
A few good places to stop...
Steppingstone Marina (my marina) just west of Manhasset Bay
on the sound, good for waiting to go down East River...if interest
I will arrange mooring
Or in Manhasset bay...town moorings free for 1st 48 hrs.
(the yellow ones, lining the channel) on 1st come basis
seems always some available, bring your boat hook and a pair of rubber gloves.
Atlantic Highlands... moorings near Sandy Hook.
As you come ito the sound...
Ct. River village of Essex right on the river, wooden boat museum, great all around.
Mattituck Inlet back on L.I. side..very protected at south
end, walking distance to town. Can anchor
or Matt-a-Mar marina.
Thinking you know Port Jefferson, can anchor
great town on the water
Hope this helps,