From Seaport Campground in Mystic CG.
Yesterday we checked off a couple of things from our Bucket List, especially Marilyn’s.
First up was a trip across the sound from New London to Long Island. Then we drove 77 miles (2 1/5 hours of bumper to bumper through Water Mill, Bridge Hampton, East Hampton, Montauk) to the Montauk Lighthouse. Unfortunately, I hit the publish button instead of the insert picture icon. Here is a map of our trip and return. Those of you who have driven two-lane roads might remember traffic caused by lights, left turns and parallel parking.
If you like to take pictures of lighthouses, Montauk Point Lighthouse is one of the best. It was authorized by George Washington, built in 1796’, and is the first in New York State. This is a picture taken from the top of the lighthouse. On site, they have a statue in memory of the fishermen from the area that have been lost at sea.
We started back with a stop in Hampton Bays where her grand parents lived, and Marilyn spent many a summer. In fact, after i married her, we spent many a weekend here visiting her aunt, The house looked like it had seen only minor changes. As we continued back to Orient Point for the ferry, we stopped for a picture of the Bug Light near Greenport.
This afternoon, we toured the Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer house in Stonington, CT. The house was built in 1852. Captain Palmer sailed clipper ships, and designed many. When he was in the seal fur trade, he discovered Antarctica.
Sorry about hitting the publish key more than once.
Hugs, and type at you later.