Today we woke up to a chorus of birds in Hammonasset State Park. We groggily adjusted to waking up with the sun from our urban sleep schedules as first light hit the marshland, similar to how it hit the bay as we swam at sunset the night before. We biked 12 miles to Old Saybrook and swam at a beautiful beach. We got our first flat and stopped by a bike shop where we were helped by a former "olympic racing mechanic" (pictured). Then we rode down some hilly stone wall lined backstreets to camp and cooked a ramen stir fry. We topped the night off with roasted marshmallows.