S/V Faring

17 April 2012 | Green Turtle Cay, Abacos
17 January 2012 | N 25 45.517, W80 08.768
02 January 2012 | Marathon, Florida
25 November 2011 | N29 53.527, W081 18.563
25 November 2011
25 November 2011 | N34 13.059 W77 48.800
25 November 2011 | N34 42.914 W75 39.820
25 November 2011 | N38 20.160 W76 26.107
25 November 2011 | N38 58.396 W74 50.602
25 November 2011 | N 40 32.197 W74 08.307
02 October 2011 | Point Judith, RI
26 September 2011 | Portland, Maine
05 September 2011 | Somes Harbor
26 August 2011 | Nova Scotia
15 August 2011 | Baddeck, CBI, NS
04 August 2011 | Sydney, CBI, NS
23 July 2011 | Francois, Newfoundland
16 July 2011 | Burgeo (47 36.781N, 57 36.446W)
03 July 2011 | St. Peters, Bras D'or Lake, CBI

Beaufort, NC

25 November 2011 | N34 42.914 W75 39.820
Tuesday 1 Nov '11

Sunshine and calm seas helped mitigate the 53 degrees. We arrived at Beaufort Docks (ouch!!! $2.30ft, $4 pwr per night) just in time to spend our wooden nickels and have dinner with Carol and Jack on 'Tribute'. Stayed long enough to stretch our legs, have lunch at the 'Grocery Store', buy a few provisions at the market up the street and scour Kelli's 'rocking chair bookstore' for additions to my collection - great little independent!

We anchored in Hammock Bay, N34 33.068 W77 19.507 for the night. The holding is not the best so we put out lots of chain in anticipation of the heavy rain and gusts to 30k expected during the night and into the morning of the following day. Unfortunately not everyone did the same. Stella Blue dragged down on us at 0705 and we had gusts to 50 and all that rain to contend with. Ken took the helm to try and steer Faring into the wind so we wouldn't drag, too. We were soaked to the bone as we left the cabin in sweats and slippers. We both lost and retrieved our glasses during the fray and Heather is out one very warm slipper but aside from that all aboard both yachts were unhurt and neither boat was damaged. We thanked our lucky stars and got the hell out of there.
Vessel Name: Faring
Vessel Make/Model: 1997 Manta 40 catamaran
Hailing Port: Arrowsic, Maine
Crew: Ken, Heather, Buoy & Bantam
About: Ken is a 1979 Maine Maritime Grad with many years of sailing experience. Heather is a new but willing participant in the adventure. Buoy and Bantam are along for the ride whether they like it or not (they are doing great)!
Extra: Faring has been upgraded extensively for our voyage. Our first year is so far planned to go to the southern Bahamas and return to Maine in the spring. We'll decide where to go next after this trip!
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Who: Ken, Heather, Buoy & Bantam
Port: Arrowsic, Maine