I'd like to say that en-route to Point Judith we continued that smooth, downwind sail that we had started out of Newport Harbor. But, not so. The captain tempted the light winds but when our speed dropped to a consistent 1.8 knots (with a 1 knot current) the first mate determined it was time to motor. We could see Point Judith in the distance and wanted to dock before 5:00pm while staff at the Point Judith Marina would still be present.
Point Judith Lighthouse
We arrived with minutes to spare, the usual Grandjean time, through a narrow channel into Snug Harbor. This seemed to be a fishing hub and was quite the contrast from Newport.
We located the fuel dock and the vacant slip just inside the dock where we were instructed to go for the night. The Point Judith Marina would investigate our engine dilemma in the morning. A swift moving current proved challenging to get inside the slip, so we obtained permission to stay at the fuel dock for the night.
What a treat to be at a marina! Point Judith Marina has beautiful, impeccably clean facilities; bathrooms, showers, wifi, a pool, grills & picnic tables, a fish cleaning table, the works!
After freshening up, Brian set up his communication station for his annual Fantasy Football Draft while I prepared for grilling.
Brian reports that the draft was a success. He did have some advice from football guru, the marina cat, who stayed by his side the entire time! Here's hoping for the big win so all this gambling pays off!
Kathleeeeen! (This is for MOM and for all of us counting down 'til our first born child...this boat already has the right name and it's for sale! Does that count??)
Fingers crossed our engine problems will soon be solved and we'll be sailing off into the sunset...until tomorrow's adventure, sleep tight at dockside.