Saturday, August 24, 2019

We departed Stonington Harbor at 07:20 and continued down Long Island Sound toward Port Jefferson under sun and cloud.  At times we were able to motor sail, otherwise we motored.We entered Port "Jeff" harbor at about 18:00 and dropped anchor in a quiet corner of the harbor at about 19:00.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Thursday - After a quiet night on the hook, we exited the Great Salt Pond at 10:00. For the next 4 hours, we motor sailed across Block Island Sound in the fog. Block Island (Google Earth) The Great Salt Pond (Google Earth)We picked up a mooring in Stonington, Connecticut at 13:00 and walked the town in the afternoon.Friday - It rained overnight and showers continue into the morning. We decided to spend another day in Stonington.

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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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