City Island, NY to Fisher Island, NY
Florida to Rhode Island - Day 26
Departed from City Island at 0640 hours and headed east on Long Island Sound. Very gray and gloomy morning... but the sound was flat calm like a sheet of glass... very nice compared to what we had to travel in the last few days. It was actually kind of eerie as you could not distinguish the horizon.
We would traveling the entire day on Long Island Sound and planned to stop where ever we happen to be at between 1800 and 1900... we had the current in our favor most of the day giving us a boost in speed running around 8 knots... that was until we were just south of The Race when rather abruptly our speed changed from 7.8 knots to 5 knots in a matter of a few seconds and with this loss in speed our destination was now determined... we would stop at Fisher Island.
Winds were southerly so it would provide good protection... we anchored on the North West end of Fishers Island in West Harbor just outside the channel leading into the inner harbor and town... we joined a lone sailboat that had just anchored before we arrived.
At 1910 hours we were securely anchored in 20 feet of water at N41°16.256', W072°00.025'. We had traveled for 12 hours and 30 minutes and covered 86 nautical miles averaging 6.9 knots.