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Sailing/Eating destinations?

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  1. bawlmer

    bawlmer

    Joined Sep 15, 2013
    439 posts, 62 likes
    Catalina 270
    270 Mystic US Baltimore
    Ok. I have to throw in for my City. You can get a nice apartment very close to your slip in Harbor East/Fells Point/Canton. There are many marinas that are reasonably priced that are literally across the street from where you could live. Baltimore is also a great food town and the good eating choices are limitless. COL there is not cheap but not outrageously expensive either. Many extended middle age and retired folks are moving in here just to enjoy what the city offers. Also all the stuff that makes it to the news happens well away from the waterfront. Lots of boat services here and Nick's Fish House is one of the best float up bars outside the tropics (IMHO of course).
     


  2. Daddio417

    Daddio417

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    28 posts, 6 likes
    Pearson 31-2
    Ca Bras D'or
    So many great food destinations available to my US friends, New England seafood, Texas BBQ, I could wax poetic for an hour. We also have some great destinations and the sailing is definitely on par, sadly a shorter season. IMG_0423.JPG IMG_0417.JPG
     


  3. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,899 posts, 2,064 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA


  4. Bob S

    Bob S

    Joined Sep 27, 2007
    1,393 posts, 34 likes
    Beneteau 393
    US New Bedford
    Been sailing in Buzzards Bay for a while now and can't vouch for the other regions mentioned. BB is a beautiful sailing area with lots of wind and destinations within a day sail including Newport and Block Island. I've been in New Bedford for a few seasons now. I came because it's reasonable cost wise for this area and I will never leave.
    http://www.popesislandmarina.com/
    http://www.popesislandmarina.com/things-to-do/
    http://destinationnewbedford.org/nav/dine/
    We're also behind a hurricane barrier which does add a sense of security.
    Wish i could retire. Good Luck!

    I'll bet you'll miss Sal's pizza
     


  5. NYSail

    NYSail

    Joined Jan 6, 2006
    1,729 posts, 82 likes
    Beneteau 423
    US Mt. Sinai, NY
    Eastern Connecticut is a great place. We live on Long Island north shore in rocky point.... been looking eastern ct. great sailing, lower taxes, lower cost of living.
     


  6. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,189 posts, 720 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    We'll be sailing to Mystic Seaport from Maine this season for a few weeks. Any local knowledge of places to eat, farmers markets, etc? Thanks!
     


  7. danm1

    danm1

    Joined Oct 5, 2013
    56 posts, 24 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Mamaroneck, NY


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  8. shemandr

    shemandr

    Joined Jan 1, 2006
    3,484 posts, 566 likes
    Marblehead Skiff 14'
    US Greenport, NY
    OK I can give some suggestions with Mystic:
    We like to go to John's Tavern for an afternoon beer. You can walk from the Seaport or dink there because it's just south of the bascule bridge on the east side across the park. Ask for a Black and While and watch the skilled bartender, who I know by at least three different names, sweat as he pours it. It has a way Irish atmosphere. They have a pool table and local characters and sailors hang out there.
    Lattitude 41 has a good menu but is a little pricey. But it is a nice dining room and right there at the Seaport. I would call it New England Cuisine. Think chowders, cranberry breads, codfish, scallops etc.
    We lightened up on the S&P Oyster Company after being seated upstairs in the family section. It was very noisy and the food was average. My wife loves Mystic Pizza but it is a tourist trap. You couldn't give that pizza away in Brooklyn. I haven't eaten there but I think Angie's pizza may be the real deal with regard to the movie.
    The Engine Room for some mechanical atmosphere and craft beers after John's is our regular route. The menu features burgers. Best Bourbon bar in town.
    There is a Mexican place on the west side of the bridge after the left turn on Noank Road. For me Mexican is Mexican. There is not good or bad. Well I guess there's bad.
    There is the Captain Daniel Packer Inn for New England Inn Atmosphere and food.
    There are a few places in Mystic Village which are OK for fried food or burgers but not really dining. Up by the highway there is the Steak Loft with a salad bar and Go Fish which is sort of a cafeteria atmosphere. There is also the Hilton, which had an award winning chowder a few years ago. They aren't listed as a restaurant at present on iMaps. But that chowder was really really good.
    There are a couple of more high end restaurants in town that we haven't eaten at because they seem too expensive. So you're on your own there. So there's a lot more and that's not even counting Stonington, New London or the casinos. Don't rule out Lobster in the Raw at the entrance to Mystic River and/or the clam bar next door. It may be worth your time to spend a night in that Noank Shipyard, on your way in or out of Mystic for a lobster dinner and chowder. You'll want to do take out and eat on the boat to avoid the breeze in the PM that will too quickly cool your dinner. It is picnic table style lobster eating. You won't go hungry in South Eastern Connecticut.
     


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  9. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,899 posts, 2,064 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    I know about a Black and Tan, but a “Black and While”? Ok I am a bit lost...
     


  10. shemandr

    shemandr

    Joined Jan 1, 2006
    3,484 posts, 566 likes
    Marblehead Skiff 14'
    US Greenport, NY
    Right you are. Black and tan.
     


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  11. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,899 posts, 2,064 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    One of my favorites. :dancing:
    Bartenders are often given a special spoon by Guinness distributors... :clap:
    Then they go off and experiment with the cheapest light beer they can find. :yikes:

    True Irish tradition requires a bottle of Guinness and Harp’s Lager.:biggrin::):biggrin:

    Some “British Irish” prefer Bass Lager, having no understanding of the history or tastes. :ass::deadhorse:

    I wonder if we can start a Trivia thread...
     


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  12. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,622 posts, 1,806 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Im pretty good at trivia from “The Muppet Movie.” And anyone who asks which one clearly knows little to nothing about it.
     


  13. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,899 posts, 2,064 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA


  14. All U Get

    All U Get

    Joined Oct 2, 2008
    2,589 posts, 309 likes
    Pearson/ 530
    US Strafford, NH
    After seven years of travel from Maine to the Bahamas we're still finding good places to eat, it's a long list. However, three years from now I don't want to see you posting; How can I get back in shape. Enjoy the ride.

    All U Get
     


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  15. All U Get

    All U Get

    Joined Oct 2, 2008
    2,589 posts, 309 likes
    Pearson/ 530
    US Strafford, NH
    Could be Black and White, I also had Black and Blue.
     


  16. Sailm8

    Sailm8

    Joined Feb 21, 2008
    1,503 posts, 169 likes
    Hunter 29.5
    US Punta Gorda
    I vote for Punta Gorda Fl. You can sail all around the harbor visiting Boca Grande, Matlache, Cabbage Key, Burnt Store, Fisherman's Village, Englewood with the White Elephant and Sandbar just to name a few. I'm originally from the midwest and here it never gets over 95 but where I can from 100+ weeks were not uncommon. In the summer when it is too hot to anchor out marina's are a buck a foot and you can plug in your A/C an swim in the pool. It is paradise.
     


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