Monday, September 5, 2011

Mystic Seaport and Noank, Connecticut From the Water












Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Undergoing Repairs
The ship-to-ship, dog-to-dog network was in fine working order, albeit low baud.
This bridge had been out of commission for days when the power was off, trapping some beautiful boats.

A Little Housekeeping




Noank



There was not a lot of visual storm damage overall, but there were some dramatic examples.


Sadly, Abbott's was closed due to a lack of power, as was Costello's next door.


A Good Scale
Fishers Island in the Background



The last of the available ice was melting quickly.

21 comments:

Stu said...

Nice to see you back! I love Mystic, It's been too long (3years) defo be going back next summer...!

Susan R said...

Here's to hoping things are back to normal soon. Happy to see your boat came through without any damage.
Maybe you should pop over to Mystic Pizza for some lunch.

Suburban Princess said...

Glad to see you got through the storm and blackout! Is that where Mystic Pizza is meant to be set?

I am wondering...would you point me to where I can buy the lifejacket you have? I hate the big bulky ones and would love something a bit easier to move in. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

great pictures, I keep my boat on A - dock at Seaport Marine, stern out she is called Madras 3 you go right by it on your way up the river, most boats circle in the wide area in front of me waiting for the draw bridge to open. There is always someting pretty floating by.....

ShortBlonde said...

I absolutely love these pictures! It's been too long since I was last in the Mystic area...closest I've been in the past year is Westerly, RI.

Parnassus said...

My favorite picture here is the overview of Noank from the water. The lighthouse is also very handsome.
--Road to Parnassus

Anonymous said...

This post brings a smile to my face. I grew up spending summers in Groton Long Point, a little summer community just outside Mystic, and ended up moving back to Mystic permanently for high school. (My childhood Golden was named Morgan, after the C.W.) Now up in West Hartford, which is significantly less charming, and as a result the photos are appreciated. Noank is, I think, the most beautiful and, to this day, largely authentic of the Connecticut seaside villages.

Anonymous said...

The photos are lovely. We had a nice day sailing yesterday. Our scenery isn't as picturesque as yours (we sail out of Marina del Rey in southern California) , but we have a nice, long sailing season here, and any day on the water is a good one!

I'm glad life is returning to normal in your area.

Cheers!
Bitsy

HHH said...

I never cease to enjoy those beautiful pictures of yours, Muffy! Glad you're back on the grid.

Anonymous said...

We visited Mystic one weekday in July but didn't get to Noank.

We thought about Abbott's for dinner but couldn't tell if it was a tourist trap - you know... one of those places which has been coasting on its reputation for 40 years.

It sounds as though you like it; is that a correct assumption? We'll be back in the area in the fall & will give it a try if you think it's worth it.

Glad you're back online and hope you don't get too much rain from Lee or Katia.

James said...

"Fair winds and trailing seas" to you.Good to have you back.

Anonymous said...

Great to see Noank. I am from New England but have spent very little time in coastal Connecticut. A college friend was from Noank (listed in the first-year facebook as "Mystic".) EVERYONE asked her about Mystic Pizza. I have never been... gorgeous area.

Grace said...

Wow, that looks like you're having a great time. Glad to hear that you all made it through the hurricane okay. Loving these photos.

Main Line Sportsman said...

Wonderful photos as usual...

j W f said...

I am with you; staying on the boat is way more peaceful. The pictures are beautiful.

GoSailGLP said...

Many thanks for your Mystic and Noank post! I am from Groton Long Point (but now live in Boston) and my uncle owns the Mystic Shipyard, so I love seeing "my" beautiful places in blogs! We definitely lucked out with the storm damage, though your shot of "Christie's" house with the huge, gorgeous tree down makes my heart ache. So glad you had a nice time!

j.mosby said...

When traveling north on 95 north we always stop in Mystic and venture for a little slice of heaven at Mystic Pizza! It's worth the trip!

Anonymous said...

Is that a Lands End turtleneck? You always look so handsome!

Raulston said...

Muffy this is so esoterically you! Glad to see you mad the most of your situation.

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

I learned to climb rigging as a young man on the Charles Morgan. I think we slept aboard as well. That was when people were allowed to do those things, of course.

Anonymous said...

I loved this post, my family owned a Hunter sailboat while I was growing up, and we docked it at Brewers on the Mystic River. So many familiar shots in this post! I also attended the Joseph Conrad Program at Mystic Seaport for several years in a row, and I would recommend it to anyone, it was a great time sailing!
A