Autumn Borne Cruising

22 October 2016 | Norfolk VA - Mile Zero - Hospital Point
22 October 2016 | Now in NORFOLK
03 October 2016
18 September 2016 | HON
17 September 2016
08 September 2016
04 September 2016 | on Long Island Sound
29 August 2016 | Hudson River -
11 August 2016 | HON
01 August 2016 | Angola, NY
28 July 2016 | Sunset Bay -- Cattaraugus County
28 July 2016 | Angola NY and Sunset Bay
12 July 2016 | HON
05 July 2016

Alligator River, and Albemarle Crossing

16 May 2013 | top of NC / almost to VA
Dean - Sunny and VERY Windy
Bottom of the Alligator-Pungo Canal to the top of the Alligator River… and FARTHER!!!!
WELL… it turns out that the subject line… concerning our forecasted destination (the top of the Alligator River without crossing the Albemarle Sound)… was accomplished before 1400 hours today….
So… with a 21 knot wind on our stern (14 knots apparent, and our 7 knots of boat speed)… we elected to cross Albemarle Sound…. Taking a chance that the wind was stable and the waves wouldn’t build to totally “unreal” heights.
The ‘crossing’ was a terrific balancing act keeping the waves directly on the stern, and the wind in the sails… occasionally we’d loose it and start a 20 degree roll to each side…. NOT Good… but soon back under control….
AT 7.3+ knots it didn’t take that long to cross the Sound. We’re now anchored just off Broad creek, on the north side of the Sound…. Tomorrow we’ll be in Coinjock, and possibly Great Bridge VA.
We’re at Mile 60 of the ICW… One thing about today… by the time we got to the north side of the Sound the waves had built to 3 to 4 feet… (still on the stern)… and I was saying to Susan that if we had different boat (other than the CSY), or had a “buddie” boat sailing with us…. I would have elected to stay on the South side of the Sound tonight…. A lighter boat would have been tossed around quite a bit.
One neat thing about today… The marines, flying some very fast jets, were doing low level passes, all afternoon, up and down the Alligator River….
That was absolutely THRILLING… to see them approach as just ‘specs’ in the sky… then come screaming down your port side…. At maybe 100 feet off the water surface…. BOOM!!!!!
Long day… but we were both glad that we got Albemarle behind us….
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
Bill and Janet took us to Wilmington NC ( aka "the big city") by car on FRiday... GREAT TRIP
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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 !!
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Created 19 February 2016
our times at VERO Beach
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Created 9 February 2016
FALL 2015 - Trip South along EAST Coast of USA
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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 !!!
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Created 18 September 2015
After Key West - winter of 2015 spent in Boot Key Harbor, and Marathon FL. Lot's of friends here...
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Created 19 April 2015
Vacation from Cruising... Becoming a tourist again.... and a wonderful visit from our kids.
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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...
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Created 18 December 2014
Cumberland Island GA - great place to visit... like walking on an alien planet
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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.
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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.
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Created 12 March 2014
summer 2013 at HON
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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).
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Created 25 December 2012
Painting the trim at Ruth's house, led to some interesting happenings... Like my first ambulance ride (head wound).
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Created 28 September 2012
photos from our past, and hopefully from our sixth year 'out'.
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Created 16 September 2012