Wednesday, August 21, 2019

We have been on the hook in Newport, Rhode Island for the past six days. Newport is a major international boating center as well as a major tourist destination in the summertime. Most days, we dinghied in to the waterfront, where we walked, visited shops and enjoyed lunch at the local restaurants.We weighted anchor at 08:30. Next stop, the fuel dock, where we topped up with diesel and water, and departed Newport at 09:00.Once out of the harbor, we were once again into…

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Wedneday - We spent three nights on a mooring in Scituate Harbor, where we visited the town and replenished some provisions.Today, we transit the Cape Cod Canal, which cuts through the narrow neck between Cape Cod Bay in the north and Buzzards Bay to the south. Without this canal, boaters would have a rather long passage out and around Cape Cod. That being said, there are other challenges for a sailboat.  The difference between the timing of the tides between the east end…

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Monday - Rum cake for breakfast...... We departed Portsmouth under a big sky at 08:00. The winds were WNW at 10 kts. Our destination today was Boothbay Harbor where we tied up to a mooring at 17:00.This small fishing village is a popular tourist destination in summer, with the popular resident being Fritz, a 23 lb lobster, who resides at the Maine State Aquarium. Tuesday - We departed Boothbay Harbor at 11:30.    We motor sailed in light winds and clear skies for most of…

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Thursday - We departed Pubnico in fog at 10:00. As we departed, we chatted with a seaweed harvester, who was transporting a full load.  A full load. A summer job.It was 13:00 before we could clear the coast, which has many reefs, rocks awash and significant tidal currents.  Once outside, we set a course for Rockland, Maine, an overnighter.By afternoon, we were able to see blue sky, but at the surface the advection fog continued for most of the passage. Sunset in the…

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Sunday - We departed La Have Yacht Club in the fog at 09:30. The fog quickly turned into a big blue sky.  La Have Yacht Club on a summer morning. Departing La Have in the fog.After seeing our first dolphins of the season, we set sail in light winds and sailed all the way into Brooklyn Marina, tying up at 15:30. Monday - Today was a very long and lumpy day.We arrived Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club tired at 19:15. Tuesday - We spent…

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