I find the water very calming. When I need to reduce my stress level, I seek the closest body of water. One of my nearby aqueous destinations is Mystic Connecticut. This is a river that leads to the Long Island Sound. There is so much to do here that this river port makes such a great day trip or weekend getaway. These are the top attractions:
This time I took a cruise on the sloop Argia which gave me a very different perspective on the town and some interesting history and trivia on the area. The seaport staff helped me in the past learning about historic equipment used in cartography.
That information was used in my second Historical, Turner’s Woman. Now I can say that I’ve done all of these and also enjoy walking the charming main street. Watching the drawbridge rise and lower. It is a bascule bridge, which is basically a huge pendulum with counter weights that are impressive in action.
When I posted on Facebook that I’d been to Mystic, some friends asked where I stay. I like The Whalers Inn because it is central to the town and I can walk to restaurants, around the historic homes that line both sides of the river and all the way to the seaport.
I was there 24 hours and came home ready to get to work, my stress level is way down and I’m smiling as I write this because I’m already planning my next visit.