25 May 2013 | Noank, CT
Cold and rainy
We pulled into the dock at around 11:30 with lots of fanfare at the dock. Well, a couple of old salts were there and helped us tie up to the dock. Benjamin and our friend Shelly MacLeod and her son Cameron are bringing us a car. We will wait at the dock until the customs agent comes and clears us. I think we will just nap until his arrival.
The boat performed brilliantly, taking a very hard pounding for days at a time. We have a little minor damage to repair, an anchor to replace, and some stitching to be done to the two foresails, but otherwise the boat is no worse for the wear.
This is as hard as we have ever pushed this boat, and as hard as we have pushed ourselves since we were MUCH younger! We are now ready for some easy activities more suitable for gentlemen of our advanced age.
I am thinking along the lines of cocktails and a cigar.
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