As we pulled away from the dock one of the things we noticed was how salt spray from Hurricane Irene has caused premature browning of the shoreline trees.
|Trees along the Shore|
In just the few days since the hurricane the leaves have turned brown and are starting to fall. It's looking like we won't have much color, at least by the shore, this fall.
It was a lovely day. The sun was shining brightly and the wind was blowing at 10 to 15 knots, making it a great day for sailing.
|A Perfect Day for Sailing|
|The Mystic River Drawbridge|
Sailing up the Mystic River also gave us a unique view of the Mystic Seaport, also known as The Museum of America and the Sea. Founded in 1929, it is the nation's leading maritime museum where visitors can explore American maritime history first-hand. When you visit you can climb aboard historic tall ships.
|A Mystic Seaport Tall Ship|
The Charles W. Morgan, America's last surviving wooden whaling ship, can be seen as it is being restored, a project that will take several years.
|The Charles W. Morgan|
You can be one of the more than 300,000 people who stroll through a re-created 19th-century coastal village.
You, too, can tour the Mystic River, on the Sabino, the last remaining coal-fired steamboat in America.
If modern day boats are your eye candy you'll certainly get your fill by sailing the Connecticut shoreline. Everywhere you look there are boats, one more spectacular the prior.
As the sun set we reflected on the beauty of shoreline and the historic significance of the surrounding communities. It was another great daycation for us.