From Taunton, MA to Old Mystic, CT., Nautilus, Mystic Seaport

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Old Mystic Campground, CT

After a long visit to my old home base where I grew up and lived for many years, it was time to move on. At my high school reunion, I met the lady I took to my senior prom 50 years ago. She invited me to stop on my way south and visit for a couple of days. I stayed at the Old Mystic campground while there which was a short distance to her home. The ride down to Old Mystic was easy except for the traffic in Providence RI.

My visit was great and we had an opportunity to catch up on the elapsed 50 years since we had last been together. She acted as my tour guide and we saw many interesting sites in this area of Connecticut. Walked the beautiful beach and saw some very impressive beach front homes. We went to the Nautilus submarine museum in New London and toured the sub which is perfectly preserved.

Nautilus
The museum next to the sub showed the history of the United States submarine service. From there we visited the Coast Guard windjammer training ship in the harbor and made a quick visit to Fort Trumbull which guarded the entrance to the harbor.

The next day, I spent many hours visiting Mystic Seaport. This is a maritime museum situated on the banks of the Mystic River, Connecticut. It is notable both for its collection of sailing ships and for the re-creation of an entire 19th century seaport, consisting of over 60 origional buildings, most of them rare commercial structures, moved to the 37 acre site and well restored. Much to see there with the highlight one of the last origional whailing ships still afloat. The Charles Morgan is open for tours and being on it really gave me an appreciation as to how tough life on them must have been. Away from home for 2-3 years living in crowded conditions on a small smelly ship.

My visit with my old friend and touring this area was great and I hope to return some day to repeat it.

Summary: Elk Rv parking: 46; Escapee RV Parks: 25; Public Rv parks: 36; National Parks: 53; Ships: 12; Forts: 22.

Expenses: 40 months on the road with an average of $1960 per month.

 

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Old Mystic Campground, CT
Old Mystic Campground, CT
Nautilus
Nautilus
Whale oil pots, Mystic Seaport, CT
Whale oil pots, Mystic Seaport, CT
Mystic Seaport, CT
Mystic Seaport, CT
Mystic Seaport, CT
Mystic Seaport, CT
Mystic Seaport, CT
Mystic Seaport, CT
Charles Morgan, Mystic Seaport, CT
Charles Morgan, Mystic Seaport, CT
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Whale oil barrels, Mystic Seaport…
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Ballast in the hold, Mystic Seapo…
Mystic Seaport, CT
Mystic Seaport, CT
Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport
Ft Trumbull, New London, CT
Ft Trumbull, New London, CT
Ft Trumbull, New London, CT
Ft Trumbull, New London, CT
Coast Guard training ship Eagle
Coast Guard training ship Eagle
Mystic Seaport, CT
Mystic Seaport, CT
Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport
Charles Morgan, Mystic Seaport
Charles Morgan, Mystic Seaport
Nautilus Museum, CT
Nautilus Museum, CT
Nautilus Museum, CT
Nautilus Museum, CT
Nautilus
Nautilus
Nautilus
Nautilus
Nautilus
Nautilus
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