Great visit from our long time friends, Susan, Nick and Gracie the wonder dog. Nick helped Al sail AlyKat from Fort Lauderdale to Newport RI in 2013. Great to have him back onboard! Safe travels back south.
Tuesday was a lovely day in Newport. It was probably the last day of “summer” with a high of 78, so we decided to stay another day. We went for a great sail with Kia and Al Girard on AlyKat! This was Gracie’s first sail on a big boat.
Relaxing on a bean bag on the netting.
Kia and Al getting ready to raise the sail.
Enjoying cocktails and watching a great sunset on the mooring in Newport harbor.
We ended the evening with Al grilling some great steaks!
Today we are headed to Greenpoint on Long Island.
We have decided to go slow for a while as we will need to leave the boat in a week or so for a few days and go to New Hampshire for Tom Tobey’s funeral.