We desperately needed to pump out our waste tanks, so as soon as there was a break in the rain, we headed over to the fuel dock and pumped out. Elana has become very handy on the boat, and she handled the bow line and helped me with the dreaded pump-out routine.
|Elana helping with the bow line|
|Norwalk to Mystic|
The rest of the way to Mystic was in a marked channel in a no wake zone, and I was easily able to navigate it without any equipment, which was good, because according to my chart plotter we were on land some of the time. I wrote to Navionics who provides the data chip with the maps and asked them how come I have no data on my charts. Haven't heard back yet. Looks like I'll be dataless on my charts until Martha's Vineyard in a few days.
As we approached Mystic, we had to wait for the railroad swing bridge to open. I called on the radio and the bridge tender said "5 minutes". About 15 minutes later, a train went by, and then 5 minutes later the bridge opened, and we went through. The one bad thing about a marina next to a train bridge is that you are next to a train bridge, so now every 15-20 minutes a loud train goes by, and they seem to feel they need to honk when they are on a swinging bridge. We are docked about 50 yards from the tracks. Let's see how late they run...
|The spinning train bridge|
So, of course, as soon as we get all the lines tied and the power connected, Ann suggests that maybe I should turn the boat around so that we can get our dingy out in the morning. Luckily, she agreed that maybe that's something we should do tomorrow. Hopefully, she'll decide we don't really need our dingy in Mystic after all. Not loving the idea of docking it again here. But if I have to, I have to.
|Tied up in Mystic near the swing bridge and next to a nice boat that I did not hit when docking!|
Of course, we went to the restaurant that made this place famous, Mystic Pizza. Kind of corny because they had TVs all over the place running the movie on endless loop. The back of the menu told the story of how a movie producer traveling through town decided it was the perfect spot to stage her story, and the rest is history. The pizza was actually pretty good!
|We ate at Mystic Pizza|
Tomorrow is a tourist day in Mystic, so I won't write a blog entry, and the next day, we'll head to Providence, navigating with my phone app.