On our way home
17 June 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.