CruisersBill: 70 clear, light wind sw
10/02/2011, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
In two years we have met some of the most amazing people. We think that people who are part of the cruising community are a remarkable bunch. Of course they come from all walks of life, economic status and from every corner of the world.
Highest speed over ground yetBill: 68 overcast. N 10 knots
10/01/2011, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
We waited patiently for the tide to rise enough for us to clear the little shoal in Five Mile River... using the time to change the fuel filters and find an air leak in the fuel line that has been plaguing us for months... I also replaced two blocks that connect the windvane to the wheel... although more work needs to be done here... Below the boat continues to be more and more ready for the sea....
A visit to CTBill: 75 and clear, wind sw 15
09/30/2011, Rowayton, CT
What a spectacular day of sailing. With the current in LI Sound we sailed with the wind slightly forward of the beam at more than 7 knots. One of those days we dream of... and when we have them we wish we were going someplace far away so we could stretch it out...
two steps forward, one backBill: clearing and 75
09/29/2011, Port Jefferson, NY
Well, Lara had a dental appointment at noon so we tried to leave by 2 and sail to Norwalk. Although we had the current against us, we had 20 knots of wind on the beam which had us racing along at 6 knots over the ground. Slowly in the west a dark line of clouds appeared... we were 12 miles (2 hours) from Norwalk yet that was straight into the squall line... we were 5 miles from Port Jefferson... which was down wind and down current... So we turned tail and ran... doing 8+ knots over the ground... arriving in the Conscience Bay channel just as the skies opened up and it poured cats and dogs. It only blew 25... So we regretted not having pressed on... yet here we are... and now we can get a few more things in order as we look forward to passages south.
Ask and UPS shows up09/29/2011, Mt Sinai, NY
We were standing by the car with the life raft and saying... wish we had a dolly... when along comes John the UPS guy... he lends us the dolly while he runs to Ralphs. So we were able to roll the life raft down the dock rather than carry the heavy, awkward thing.
preparing for the journey south09/28/2011, Mt Sinai, NY
Thousands of swallows have appeared here, they too are waiting for the Northerly winds to help them on their migration south. We will be right their with them... if we can get everything ready.
VT under repair09/24/2011, Jamaica, VT
We drove back to VT for a two day visit. We hung out with Mom a little, Lily and Isobel had an outing together, we stayed in Londonderry with friends who treated us like royalty... then we zipped back to Long Island.
Round the world on a Valiant 4009/21/2011, Miller Place, NY
Here is a great photo slide show of Tamure's circumnavigation. Tamure great escape
A day of Motoring09/20/2011, Mt Sinai, NY
When it is cold out where do you put your Croissants to rise? Our BetaMarine 43 is so clean that you could eat off of it...
Two Years ago today, part 109/19/2011, Thames River, CT
Well, what kind of crazy couple would leave on a sailboat with a 7 month old kid!! This was taken two years ago today at the north end of the Champlain Canal as we headed out on the adventure. flipping through the old photos has reminded us of how full our life has been. Not always fun or good, but full of life.
In the Ida Lewis Anchorage, Newport, RI
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