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Dan's birthday and a slog through the fog to Dutch Harbor

The weather is again very unsettled... but we need to get home - sooner rather than later - and decided to take a chance on the weather again. It is Dan's birthday today, but no time off for him!

Lots of fog when we left South Dartmouth... some misty rain and a few hours later when we reached Rhode Island Sound, the waves really increased... we decided to head in to Dutch Harbor instead of making for Block Island as planned. A good decision... we arrived here mid afternoon... a nice quiet harbor to wait out the storm that seems to be on its way.

We are actually doing our laundry... hope we can finish before the launch quits with the bad weather coming in... thunder and lightning!!!

06/27/2009 | Al & Jen
Happy Birthday...... We are also a little behind schedule, while we wait for our Gps Chip.But it does give us a chance to cross off a few more "to Do's" We move onto Ruth tomorrow!
finally depart Provincetown for South Dartmouth

The weather has been against us for the last several days.... gale winds up to 40 knots, rain and fog.... it cleared up for a while yesterday afternoon... We managed to row the dingy to shore for a quick visit to town as the harbor launch was not yet running regularly.. Anyway, we decided to take a chance on the weather and left this morning.

Still lots of fog... thank goodness for radar and gps... we had a good run through the fog to the Cape Cod Canal. Finally the weather cleared and twe had a quick passage (up to 9.6 knots) through the canal to Buzzards Bay.

On to South Dartmouth and New Bedford Yacht Club... a long day, but finally on a pleasant mooring for the night.

Scituate to Provincetown

left Scituate this morning for a short 4 hour run to Provincetown across Cape Cod Bay... easy access to a mooring and hope for a good run to Cape Cod Canal entrance tomorrow morning!

onwards from Gloucester Harbor to Scituate

We had a long, but good voyage to Scituate yesterday ... picked up a mooring in the harbor... the weather deteriorated so we stayed an extra day...

On our way home

A beautiful morning... 08:00 am slack high tide and we were on our way....quietly slipping away from E dock at Great Bay Marine in Newington. It's wonderful to be heading out on our trip home, but we will really miss the people here. An easy cruise down to Portsmouth ... meeting up with new friends Eric and Jeanne on Far Point at the first bridge as we waited for it to be raised. Soon we were past both bridges, then New Castle Island and on into the Atlantic. The weather was cooperating and although there was a fair swell and some chop, it was still a comfortable ride steering from inside the pilothouse. All systems were working well. A little extra excitement.... about 90 minutes outside of Gloucester Harbor we were boarded by the US Coast Guard for a safety check - we passed with flying colours. A little while later, on into the harbor, we picked up a mooring and relaxed... a glass of wine and time to watch the rest of the world go by.

Still here!

Well, we didn't leave yesterday... Wednesday is now our tentative time to leave here... only six weeks behind schedule! I must admit though... Great Bay Marine is a wonderful place to be.

06/21/2009 | Michael and Barbara Turney
You guys need a comment. The photo accompanying this post is superb! It's ready for a magazine or something. By the way did you know that you can take your better shots into a place like Staples and they will make postcards out of them for you that you can use to mail to you non internet friends?

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Delia Rosa
Who: Dan Oswald & Susan Payette
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