Dear Friends and Family,
Last Saturday evening, we went sailing on a big schooner called the "Argia." It was kind of exciting and (and perhaps dangerous?) because of the fog. The captain let the kids on the boat ride blow the fog horn frequently as we could hardly see the other ships heading our way. We could only barely make out a few lighthouses hidden in the mist along the shore. When we got close to some wharfs with restaurants on them, kids ran alongside us and waved. Naturally I had fun waving back and yelling "Ahoy there!"
I tried to make friends with a party of six adults on board so they would share their shrimp cocktail with me, but they didn't warm up to my advances. Jim and I only brought nuts and some oranges so we had to be happy with that. One family with children brought boxes of Mystic Pizza take-out, but they didn't share with us either.
Last night my friend Cindy and I went to a monthly event held at the Mystic Aquarium (where the discoverer of the Titanic grave keeps his home office) called, "Cocktails with the Whales." It was great fun meeting new gals while dining alongside the whale pool. One beluga whale kept swimming near us to show us his belly.
Sailing on Argia: www.argiamystic.com, 860-536-0416
Cocktails with the Whales: http://www.mysticaquarium.org,
(Thursday evenings – April 15, May 13 and 27, June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22 and August 19 – from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call (860) 572-5955 ext. 336 to make a reservation. Attendees must be 21 or older.)