Arriving Milford CT by 1230, we were anchored by 1300 hrs behind Charles Island and just off the really cool sand bar that creates this harbor. This sand bar is under water by about 2 feet at high tide, but is exposed at low tides prividing about a 1 mile bridge from land out to Charles Island. What a great place to walk and explore.
Then, as forecasted, the front came in and the winds picked up to a peak of 42 knots with plenty of rain and lightning not far off in the distance. Lucky for us, we all had plenty of chain out, 150+ feet and large anchors, so we all held fast. Of course after a storm like this you are rewarded with a beautiful rainbow and a wonderful sky. Tomorrow we will make the 55 mile run to Watch Hill, my #2 favorite location in New England.
Photo of the cool sand bar, notice how clear the water is for LIS
Did I say a frontal passage?
Here is the RADAR as it approached!
All the treats of being on the water in one day
- Red AM sky, calm waters
- Fog, low viz, ferries, ziggin and zaggin
- Approaching storm worries, get anchored
- Frontal storm, lightning, 42 knots
- Clearning and a rainbow....
- WOW, what a great day :-)