Autumn Borne Cruising

16 September 2017 | Catskill Creek
14 August 2017 | Penn Yan NY -- finger lakes
06 August 2017 | Catskill Creek
30 July 2017
30 July 2017 | South shore of Lake ERIE
22 June 2017 | Catskill Creek
07 June 2017 | HUDSON River NY
05 June 2017 | Catskill NY
23 May 2017 | Hospital point - Mile Zero of the AICW - (Norfok VA)
17 May 2017 | Wrightsville Beach NC
13 May 2017 | Charleson SC
06 May 2017 | St. Augustine FL
24 April 2017 | VERO BEACH
21 April 2017 | Vero Beach FL -- Mooring field
10 April 2017 | Vero Beach FL -- Mooring field

Summer of 2017 has FLOWN BY... (Alaska/ MT)

16 September 2017 | Catskill Creek
Dean -- Summer sun - very Pleasant - last weekend of summer
Wow... the summer of 2017 has, literally, flown by us.
We crammed in all of our usual medical, dental, and related appointments... to make room for the cottage on the southern shore of Lake Erie, where we visited with lots of relatives, and friends, from the WNY area...

While there, in WNY, Ruth organized a WILD Anniversary party for Susan and me (50 years). Cousins, cruising friends, The HERD, Many friends came from all over to help us celebrate. It was wonderful.

The next major part of this Summer was a trip on a cruise ship to ALASKA.
More will be written about that over the next few weeks...(with photos).

A side trip to see Rick and Carla Rister (s/v Euphoria) in Missoula MT followed the Alaska trip... along with Mount St. Helen's tour...
Wonderful two weeks.

Now we're trying to ready AB for another year in the South...
We've contracted for a new Bimini / Dodger which is now being sewn.

Projects are many, but are being tackled one by one...

Wedding Weekend - Penn Yan NY --

14 August 2017 | Penn Yan NY -- finger lakes
Dean -- Sunny and WARM
This last weekend (starting Thursday) was sort of a BLURRRR.

Thursday we had our annual eye exams… which went fairly well… Susan has a new prescription for contacts, and I’m having a new set of lenses ground for my only set of glasses… but the really strange thing is that the prescription for my glasses… is 0.00 for the left eye, and +0.25 for the right eye…

The optometrist was at a loss to explain the “lack” of correction from my previous glasses… (Perhaps living outside; moderate exposure to sunlight; not wearing glasses for the past 4 years?). Who knows… But I’m not complaining!!! At all!!!!

We were “couch surfing” with the Pomerhn’s, in Elma, for Thursday night, but moved to Marty Besants home on Friday, as the Pomerhn’s had to drive to Penn Yan NY for wedding practice on Friday.

It’s so very nice to have friends like these. J

On Saturday, we were off, ourselves, to Penn Yan NY for the wedding of Rebecca, to Dave (daughter of Lauren Jones). Bill Pomerhn was “officiating” (Pastor). The HERD gathers again !!!

I’ll include some photos taken at the wedding with this email. I’ve already posted some on FB.

The venue for the outdoor wedding overlooked one of the Finger Lakes (beautiful). It was a gorgeous view, and ceremony. Bill P. did a great job as Pastor.

The venue did have on draw-back (Pea-gravel walkways)… I can’t imagine how the women walked on that in high heels… !!!! (especially with all the slopes on the property).

One anecdote to the weekend… we accidently left our wine at Marty’s home, so while we were at the Rite-Aid drug store buying a wedding card, we casually asked if they “sold wine at this store”. The clerk said “Are you kidding” This is ‘wine country’. OF course we do!!!!”

And led us to the wine racks… Unfortunately the selection was less than spectacular!!! But “rite-aid” wine?????

On the way back to Autumn Borne we stopped at the Geneva Wegmans store, and picked up 10 Kummelweck rolls for “beef on weck” supper last evening, with our buddies on “s/v Avalon”.

Nice weekend, but it was wonderful sleeping in our own bed, last night.

Hop-O-Nose Boat Club - Goodwill Date NIGHT Party

06 August 2017 | Catskill Creek
Last evening was the Hop-O-Nose Boat club "Goodwill" DATE night. (See PICS).
Great FUN.... with Fun loving folks.

The premise of the party ( "Goodwill" ) is that each couple was to go to a local "thrift shop" or "Goodwill"...and pick out an "OUTFIT" for each other.
The "each other" is the key...
The spouse was supposed to have no choice but to wear whatever the other picked out for them...

Food was paid for by the club... Filet Mignon/ Chicken, shrimp cocktail, etc.
Joe and Andrea did a marvelous job of cooking on the grille.


Great fun....

Surprise Party -

30 July 2017
Our daughter, Ruth, is such a great planner. She secretly planned and executed, with the help of many of our friends and relatives, a surprise party for the celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary.
Wow.... All of these friends and relatives kept this secret for some 4 months... not a word was "leaked". (all potential CIA, or NSA employees).

Matt set up a photo booth, with phenomenal success... everyone truly enjoyed that, and the party.

Vacation at LAKE ERIE is complete

30 July 2017 | South shore of Lake ERIE
Dean - Sunny HOT
Our vacation on the south shore of Lake Erie is now complete. Success! Fun time...(The only down side being the loss of one of our best friends, Margaret Besant, to cancer, and stroke; wake and funeral services Thursday and Friday).

Lilly (our grand-child by Ruth) had a wonderful time at the lake... She was amazing to watch, as she experienced new things, each day.

We'll most likely go to the movie "Dunkirk" this afternoon...

Packing for the trip back to Autumn Borne will, undoubtedly, fill the PILOT on Monday or Tuesday.
"What would ever do without a truck or SUV?"

Cottage on South Shore (Lake Erie)

18 July 2017
Day two:
Last night we lost the Microwave; and the kitchen light (again)[sparking/ arcing/ tripped breaker];

this morning we lost the TOASTER... arcing, wouldn't release the English muffin without involving fork; etc.

the cable TV comes and goes... mostly "goes"...
(on for a short bit...although there's no MOVIE channels anyway).... messages on TV.. are
"Partial Signal LOSS", and "TOTAL Signal LOSS"...
WE can watch some local channels, via a small antenna on the back of the Satellite Receiver.

I guess the owner is coming tomorrow to Cut grass, and oversee the CABLE "guy"...
I just texted him, and asked him to bring a replacement "toaster" as well...
HIS words were " YOU'VE got to be kidding me".

and this is just DAY three.

Vessel Name: Autumn Borne
Vessel Make/Model: CSY-44-Antigua
Hailing Port: Buffalo, New York
Crew: Dean and Susan Perry
About: Full time cruisers for 10 years, now. We cruise about 3500 nautical miles each season, from the top of the Hudson River (NY) to either the FL keys; the Bahamas; or the west side of FL, for the Winters.
Extra: Our CSY-44-Antigua is hull #1.
Autumn Borne's Photos - Main
Goodwill Date NIGHT at the pool at HOP-O-Nose. Great Fun with good folks. spouses buy outfits for the other party.
5 Photos
Created 6 August 2017
2017 Trip to the Abacos Islands - BAHAMAS
4 Photos
Created 15 February 2017
Wonderful time at St. Marys GA -
8 Photos
Created 1 December 2016
Bill and Janet took us to Wilmington NC ( aka "the big city") by car on FRiday... GREAT TRIP
6 Photos
Created 16 April 2016
We were invited for Pasta Night with Mike and Vickie McKinnon, to the new home of Michele and Steve Papile (s/v John Rae). Wonderful day !!
6 Photos
Created 19 February 2016
our times at VERO Beach
7 Photos
Created 9 February 2016
FALL 2015 - Trip South along EAST Coast of USA
8 Photos
Created 15 November 2015
Wonderful time at a Finger-Lakes wine tasting tour, organized by our daughter, Ruth. The tour was followed by a B-day celebration, and dinner at a local restaurant. Friends, and Relatives gathered from all over NY, and PA. GREAT TIME !!!
7 Photos
Created 18 September 2015
After Key West - winter of 2015 spent in Boot Key Harbor, and Marathon FL. Lot's of friends here...
12 Photos
Created 19 April 2015
Vacation from Cruising... Becoming a tourist again.... and a wonderful visit from our kids.
6 Photos
Created 22 February 2015
AB on the Hard for bottom work, and new paint. Propeller staightened, and cleaned up by professional prop shop.... two dents, and numerous nicks... and scratches...gone now... plus "pitch" checked and trued... Cutless bearing removed, and reset...
9 Photos
Created 18 December 2014
Cumberland Island GA - great place to visit... like walking on an alien planet
6 Photos
Created 1 December 2014
Traveling with Benny and Lisa on the S/V Rhiannon, and then Ilene, and Roger, on the s/v ILENE. Beautiful Beaufort SC until we had to leave before our anchor let GO in a blow and tide... and a wonderful ST. Mary's Thanksgiving.
6 Photos
Created 30 November 2014
dinner for 8, cooked by Ondra, and Nelson on Last Boat... eaten by the crews from Autumn Borne, SEEKER, Last Boat, and Endurance.
4 Photos
Created 12 March 2014
summer 2013 at HON
2 Photos
Created 6 October 2013
rented car in Titusville, FL. Drove to Glenville, NY in two days. Christmas with Ruth, Matt, and the kids (Billie, and Charlie).
5 Photos
Created 25 December 2012
Painting the trim at Ruth's house, led to some interesting happenings... Like my first ambulance ride (head wound).
4 Photos
Created 28 September 2012
photos from our past, and hopefully from our sixth year 'out'.
4 Photos
Created 16 September 2012