We weathered the storm without a problem. The boat yard and marina in Norwalk where we were staying received approximately 18" of water inside their facility from the storm surge flooding the offices and their shop. We got there this morning and the staff were very friendly and helpful in assisting us. The travelift launched Oasis this morning at 1000 and we were able to leave Norwalk shortly after.
The staff at Total Marine were very friendly and helpful, we highly recommend this marina.
Amazing properties along Long Island Sound.
Amazing boats also, here we see an Oyster.
New York City buildings in the distance.
Entering New York waters.
We are moored at Harlem Yacht Club (HYC). We se the city of New Rochelle and the Trump Plaza.
Yanik's birthday today, he turned 2 years old in New York!
Oasis only spent one night in New Haven and left early to make way towards Norwalk as there was not much to see or do around the New Haven marinas and yacht club.
We see the city in the distance from New Haven Harbour.
We stayed at Pequonnock Yacht Club.
The sail to Norwalk was again very nice with sun, minimal waves and no wind. We arrived very early in the afternoon and spent a few hours exploring the place before choosing a dock at Total Marine of Norwalk on the southern side of the Norwalk River.
The seas to Norwalk were very calm. We see a ferry in the distance.
The waters entering Norwalk from the east were shallow, only 8-10ft in most areas.
Very nice waterfront properties in Norwalk.
The yacht clubs are neatly organized and very well maintained.
Jean Guy and the kids at the visitors dock in the city of Norwalk.
We went for a long dinghy ride in the Harbour to scout out were we were going to secure the boat for the storm.
We will be weathering hurricane Irene here in Norwalk as there are many activities for the kids: aquarium, children's museum, parks and beach. We have reserved a hotel for Saturday and Sunday nights at a 15 minute drive in-land. The locals are mostly concerned with the storm surge rather than the winds, so we figured if we go in-land we should not be affected by the surge.
Oasis will have an interesting two weeks with its new young crew. Luc's family drove up with their van and Louis and Raymond will drive back with the van to NB. We will let the weather guide our destinations until the next crew arrives with another vehicle somewhere in New Jersey.
The crew for the next two weeks from left to right: Luc, Yanik, Denise, Alexia, Jean Guy and Roselind.
Alexia's first fishing experience. She said: "daddy, i caught a fish because i had a lot of patience".
The fish wiggling in Alexia's hand, Yanik looking and dancing in excitement.
Oasis is swapping crew today in Noank, CT. Louis and Raymond will be driving back to New Brunswick, the week was pleasant with many hours of sailing. The skipper appreciates the company and assistance.
Entry to Noank, CT
Here you see Louis admiring the scenery.
Pivoting railroad bridge. Mystic is on the other side of the bridge.