Sailing with Allegria

20 July 2016 | Rockland, ME
11 July 2016 | Southport, ME
29 June 2016 | Onst MA
19 June 2016 | Port Jefferson, NY
05 June 2016 | Deltavile, VA
30 May 2016 | Stuart FL
19 May 2016 | Stuart, FL
08 May 2016 | Rock Sound, Eleuthera
01 May 2016 | Georgetown, Exuma
27 April 2016 | Georgetown
15 April 2016 | Hog Cay
10 April 2016 | Georgetown
03 April 2016 | Pipe Creek
31 March 2016 | Shroud Cay
27 March 2016 | Bimini
25 March 2016 | Long Key
20 March 2016 | Ft Myers Beach
12 March 2016 | Cortez, FL
04 March 2016 | Port Jefferson,NY

Martha's Vineyard

06 July 2013 | Vineyard Haven, MA
Dee
I have posted a new round of pictures in the gallery so check them out. We decided to stay at Block Island another day because of the fog and the postponed fireworks (due to the fog), and we got to take several good walks around the island. On the third and forth boats kept piling in and before we left we estimated 1500 boats all crammed into this anchorage. There were some huge sailing vessels and some of Newport’s finest. At night the harbor was a forest of lights. You can imagine all the yelling and screaming as people tried to find spots to anchor. Right before dark in fog so thick you could hardly see the next boat with wind at 25 knots, someone anchored right on top of us, so we planned to leave the craziness at first light.
The next day was bright and clear and we headed out in a light southwesterly and into a sloppy sea which made for an uncomfortable ride. The autopilot was not able to hold the course so I had to hand steer all day. We sailed through Block Island Sound and into the lee of Martha’s Vineyard. With the tide working against us we motor sailed up to the northwest corner and down into Vineyard Haven. This is a large bay with plenty of anchoring room, which was a nice contrast from Block Island. It’s a beautiful harbor with several schooners working in the day sail trade.
Molly had a craving for clams so we hopped a bus over to Oak Bluffs and Giordono’s , reported to be the best for clams. I’m happy to say the reports were correct and we had a wonderful dinner and nice walk back to the dinghy dock.
We plan to stay here a day or two and see the sites. Molly wants to drop in to say hello to Carly. From here we need to try to find some affordable fuel and shoot through Wood’s Hole up to Buzzard’s Bay and on to the Cape Cod Canal.
Comments
Vessel Name: Allegria
Vessel Make/Model: Whitby 42
Hailing Port: Tampa
Crew: Dee and Molly Strickland
About:
Dee grew up in central Florida and was sailing if the wind was blowing and skiing if it was flat. During his residency for oral and maxillofacial surgery in Cleveland he met the love of his life, Molly working as a nurse in the E.R. [...]
Extra: Dee, Molly and daughter Lisa left Tampa Bay in 1994 and sailed to Trinidad and Venezuela, and then back up the US east coast. Lisa was home schooled and then we returned to Tampa Bay where she skipped 4th grade and moved to 5th. She is now studying for her PhD in Art History at SUNY at Stoney Brook.
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