We watched some of the Baltimore Grand Prix, and while I appreciate the safety of the double fences, it wasn’t exactly great viewing (or shooting).
Iterations of this hike have been planned and scrapped since July, with the latest one a proposed Colvin-Blake-Nippletop-Dial hike. The previous day’s over-hiking scrapped the 4-peak plan in favor of a more modest straight up-and-back over these two, allowing if nothing else an extra hour of sleep.
The only car in the lot, we signed into the trail at 7:44 AM. Before noon we were enjoying lunch on our 15th high peak, on Rocky Peak Ridge.
The Mystic Aquarium is small, but decent. They had Beluga whales, sea lions, and penguins outside, and then a small but nice exhibit inside.
Part of my travels this week from Philly to New London (Conn.), with brief stops in New York Penn Station and New Haven.