Captain is not exactly fond of river sailing – compared with the open sea, rivers leave a fair bit to be desired. Truth is, sailing on the Connecticut River is what I know best, so far. (Last year’s one serious foray into the Long Island Sound was not exactly a party.) Captain is actually of two minds about river sailing: it’s (often) an awful lot of work for little headway, and – it sure gets one prepped for the Big Water!
We made eighteen miles the first day (Thursday, 12 June) – putting in at Riverside Park, Hartford and anchoring off Gildersleeve Island, five and