Dan's birthday and a slog through the fog to Dutch Harbor06/26/2009
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!
finally depart Provincetown for South Dartmouth06/25/2009
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.
Scituate to Provincetown06/20/2009
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 Scituate06/19/2009
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 home06/17/2009
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.
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.
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