Friday, September 23, 2011

Day 69- Thimble Islands, CT

It was a little surreal to wake up to the sound of sprinklers in thick fog yesterday.  The cove that we were anchored in Fishers Island was tucked in between fairways of a golf course.  Most of Fishers Island is private so we weren't able to explore.  Here is what I read about it.

"Most people have never heard of Fishers Island or Fishers Island Club (ranked #29 in the world). It is a seven mile long island, located on the narrowest part of the Long Island Sound between New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. It is quite small, the entire island being only 3,200 acres and is one of the most affluent places in the world. Fishers Island was granted to John Winthrop Jr., an early governor of Connecticut, in 1640. The family owned the island for several generations and finally sold it in 1863. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it evolved into a retreat for families with last names like Dupont, Firestone and Whitney. Fishers Island remains a secluded enclave.." 

Needeless to say we fit right in with our jerry jugs and all.

From Fishers we motored to The Thimble Islands.  Pablo wanted to go in the back way, literally between a rock and a hard place.  The hard place in this case was a very shallow spot.  Pablo thought it was hilarous that I was snapping photos as I complained that there was nothing enjoyable about the experience.  Again I survived without a serious nervous breakdown.  The Thimble Islands arn't quite as exclusive as Fishers Island.  As indicated by the fact that tour boats cruise within feet of our boat packed with people with camcorders. 
East Cove, Fishers Island

Fishers Island

Thimble Islands

Morning swim in the Thimble Islands

Warm enough to hang out in
One of the many tour boats that went by

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