Cruising with Osprey

28 July 2011
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26 July 2011
As forecast there were a few rain showers this morning but although the skies remained grey the rain stopped mid-morning. We rowed ashore and rented some bikes from Old Quarry Adventures and cycled into Stonington to check it out. I have always been curious to see this town but our cruising guide states that it is not easy for a cruising sailboat to visit as it is primarily a working fishing (ie. Lobstering) town and that the locals have no time or room for recreational boaters. After a scenic cycle around the southern shore of the island we arrived in Stonington and were pleasantly surprised. It is a quaint old fishing town with a lot of activity, as you might expect, at the waterfront. But there were nice shops, a couple of lovely bookstores and several restaurants, at one of which we had a very tasty lunch. After lunch we visited the Granite Museum which was fascinating. Located on one of the finest veins of granite on the east coast, Stonington became a granite mining boom town in the 1880’s. Quarrying, cutting and finishing granite became a livelihood for thousands of Islanders over many generations. Stonington granite found its way to many landmark buildings, including the JFK Memorial at Arlington and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. After an interesting visit we happily cycled back to Webb Cove, returned the bikes and tucked ourselves back aboard as the fog started to swirl in.
Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Shannon38 #33
Hailing Port: East Greenwich, RI
Crew: Tom & Vicky Worosz
About: We have cruised to the Bahamas and back twice ad are now back on land for a while. This Summer (2012) we have outfitted ourseleves with motorcycles and are heading off for a month long "land cruise'

Who: Tom & Vicky Worosz
Port: East Greenwich, RI