Since his lovely daughter lived nearby he invited her and her husband to come and have dinner with us. Laura chose a Burger Bar near the Marina. What the boys did not appreciate was that there were two entrances to the marina and they now went out the furthest one from the restaurant! They walked about a kilometer and then Brec phoned Laura who came and got us. Chris, Laura's husband arrived at the restaurant as we arrived.
Alan told us that the burgers and fries were a lot better standard than your average McDonalds, but then so were the prices! It was a very pleasant way to end a long day.
The next morning, Sandy who was on her way to Cape Cod, interrupted her journey to help the boys find an automotive shop that had a similar electric fuel pump. We found what we needed at the first place Brec had sourced using his phone, which was lucky. Sandy dropped them back at the marina and then they set to work.
By lunch time we were ready to set off again, in the hope we would have no more problems with the engine.
Pepper was invited over for breakfast and the humans just chilled for a bit chatting and setting the world to rights.
Maggie, a friend of Pepper's friend came by to say hello!
And we were even more pleased when she cam below to see us.
We then went ashore and the humans hired bikes to get round the island. Here you can see how crowded the anchorage is.
The map shows the island. The boats are anchored in the New Harbour and we now left Brec to his sketching with Pepper and Chloe and rode off round the island.
We have to say the Americans don't do things by halves and have a sense of history!
Brec had arranged for us to have dinner with Christine in Mystic and Al a yachtie moored on the other side of the jetty, took us in, in his pickup. We all rode in the back.
The flag pole in the centre of Mystic at night.
We had a lovely reunion with Christine and enjoyed a nice meal in one of the better places in town. The only downside as far as Alan was concerned, was that the air conditioning was making the place too cold. He had to sit with his jacket on! The humans sat and chatted until they discovered that they were the last in the restaurant to leave!
The next morning we were a little late getting started, but the Club manager a very nice man called Phil allowed us to stay on the jetty till after we had breakfasted. Uber was used again to get us to Kitchen Little, the restaurant where we were meeting another fine lady we had first met three years ago.
Alan said it was a lovely voyage, he was allowed to helm all the difficult stages, picking up buoys, sailing anchors in, coming alongside other yachts and jetties. The hot days at sea reminded him of sailing in the tropics, all in all it was a wonderful tonic for his soul, and for which he is grateful.