Road Less Traveled

25 May 2013 | Noank, CT
25 May 2013 | 50 miles from home
24 May 2013 | Atlantic Ocean
24 May 2013
23 May 2013 | 235 miles from home
22 May 2013 | 40% of the way home
20 May 2013 | Just off Bermuda
17 May 2013 | Crystal Caves, Bermuda
15 May 2013 | Bermuda
14 May 2013 | St. George Island
14 May 2013 | Fort St. Catherine, St. Georges Island
13 May 2013 | St. George's Club, Bermuda
12 May 2013 | Close to Bermuda
11 May 2013 | Atlantic Ocean
11 May 2013
10 May 2013 | About 220 miles from Bermuda
10 May 2013 | 280 miles from Bermuda
07 May 2013 | Brewer's Ship Yard, Mystic
12 July 2012 | Southwest Harbor, Mt. Desert Island

Family Photo

14 May 2013 | Fort St. Catherine, St. Georges Island
Windy, sunny, beautiful
Nothing like a family photo posed on a vintage death machine. There is ordnance all over the island - cannons, cannonballs, shells. There are at least 15 forts all with cannons pointed to the sea. As far as I can tell, there has never been even a skirmish in all the centuries the British have been defending this island, which is nice.
I love how matter-of-factly the British describe the history, e.g. "when the enslaved American indigenous population dwindled due to massacres, disease, etc., African slaves and convicts continued the work. When that population dried up, Boer War POW's were used." That of course, is totally paraphrased, but I think the gist is there.
They did a fantastic job building this island, I have to say. The entire place is beautiful, and the people are lovely.
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Vessel Name: Road Less Traveled
Vessel Make/Model: Valiant 40 cutter
Hailing Port: Noank, CT
Crew: Michael and Kathy Smith
Home Page: www.smithsofweston.com
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Who: Michael and Kathy Smith
Port: Noank, CT