Crazy start to Block Island vacation
We left our marina at 6am on Sunday morning for a 105 mile ride to Block Island. Since it was so nice out we decided to go out Moriches Inlet and take the ocean(instead of staying inside through the bays). It was a pretty good ride and we made it to just south of Montauk Point when my wife became ill. She started vomiting over the side of the boat, her heart was racing and she lost feeling in her extremities. What I originally thought was sea-sickness was not the issue. I abandoned the 16 mile open ocean crossing to Block and hauled a$$ to the north side of Montauk and entered Lake Montauk Harbor looking for help. I came up to Montauk Marine Basins dock and yelled for the dockhand to grab the line I tossed to him. The Dockmaster came down and saw my wife in a fetal position on the floor of the boat and immediately called an ambulance. I grabbed my wallet, handed the dockmaster the keys to my boat and jumped into the ambulance with my wife for a 38 mile ride to the nearest hospital. Everything happened so fast that I had to ask the ambulance driver the name of the place that I left my boat. So after a 45 minute ride to the hospital and a 5hr stay... severe dehydration and a few other minor issues created the “perfect storm”.... after getting out of the hospital we had to take a Uber back to the marina. Upon arrival I find my boat tied up nicely in a slip, electric plugged in, the AC turned on for us and the dinghy removed w/engine installed and tied up at dinghy dock. We stayed the night and woke up this morning feeling good and refreshed for our trip across to Block Island. We’re here anchored at Breezy Point now... what a crazy way to start our vacation!!