The Anderson Adventures

12 November 2011
06 November 2011 | Somewhere in the North Atlantic
04 November 2011 | Hupper Island, ME
01 November 2011 | Newport
24 October 2011 | Newport, R.I.
21 October 2011 | Booth Bay Harbor, ME
18 October 2011 | Booth Bay Harbor, Maine
15 October 2011 | Hupper Island
07 October 2010 | Hupper Island
14 June 2010 | Hupper Island
03 March 2010 | Hupper Island
23 December 2009 | Hupper Island
18 December 2009 | Hupper Island
09 November 2009 | Hupper Island
30 September 2009 | Hupper Island
08 September 2009 | Hupper Island
02 September 2009 | Hupper Island, Port Clyde, ME

So here we sit

06 November 2011 | Somewhere in the North Atlantic
Jan
So far I must say the weather has been...STINKY...the past couple of days have been tough, but we are "hove to" and resting today...in talking with our weather guru guy on the SSB..HERB..who has been doing this for many years, we are in good shape and there are a few boats all spread around this region just hanging out waiting for this Storm Low pressure before we can move any closer to Bermuda. It apparently stalled, producing 40-50+ winds, high seas, stormy conditions some of what we saw on Saturday! The good news is we are drifting the right direction (ENE)to hang out for a couple of days to wait to see what this low does, once it that pesky gets moving again. SO...we won't be in Bermuda until at least Thursday, maybe Friday and we are just taking one day at a time. We have plenty of food & drink on board and will be REALLY looking for the Laundromat in Bermuda

We are both good...a bit tired but will hopefully both get some sleep tonight. DO NOT WORRY... we are doing fine. Will write more as we know more and can use the computer, as sometimes it's just too rocky.

Not to worry you all, but 2 boats from the NARC fleet, who some of you might have been tracking with the "Spot" tracker, neither of which are really close to our location, had to call the coast guard. That is exactly why we are NOT traveling any further south towards Bermuda and are glad we went a more northerly route. A few of the faster boats did make it to Bermuda on Saturday, but they were all 48-53 footers with oodles of fuel (and used it) and can motor 8-9 knots to "beat" some of the nasty weather.

Love you all and will update as we can
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Vessel Name: Triple Stars
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 380
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA
Crew: Rob & Jan Anderson
About:
Rob & Jan sailed from Sausalito, Ca on October 11, 2007, headed south. Our ultimate destination is down Mexico, Central America to Panama. We will transit the canal end of 2008. We will then travel up towards N. America again, ending in Port Clyde, Maine in spring of 2009. [...]
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What a journey we have had! We arrived in Port Clyde, Maine in June 2009. A rainy, chilly summer on Hupper Island but thrilled to have completed our journey. We began building the addition onto our summer home which was finished in September 2010. Rennovation of the original house is in the [...]
Triple Stars's Photos - Main
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Created 28 October 2011
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Created 24 October 2011
After serious thought and much hesitation, we decided to take that much needed break from working on the house and continue our dream of cruising in the Caribbean. Leaving Hupper is definitely not easy and the weather has done it's best to keep us here, but we must do what we must do. With alot of excitement we do look forward to meeting up in Newport, R.I. with the NARC rally leaving Oct 30th...heading to St. Martin, via a couple of day stop in Bermuda.
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Created 21 October 2011
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Created 15 October 2011
A total of 70+inches of snow this season...Even 10 inches of the beautiful fresh white stuff...on APRIL 1st!
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Created 31 July 2011
I just never tire of the snow and winter wonderland scenery. If it's going to be cold..then let it snow!
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Created 21 January 2011
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Created 21 January 2011
After we made the decision to stay another year, the rennovation of the original kitchen, bathroom and bedroom began. We just couldn't leave with this project half finished! Sooo...it all started with the floor joists and subflooring
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Created 7 October 2010
Summer is over and work on the addition is also over for a while. But we had fun mixed in with the work and wonderful weather and the terrific friends and family that came to visit! The summer of 2010...lots of change, lots of fun and lots of labor of love!
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Created 6 October 2010
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Created 30 June 2010
It's been 2 months of work, so much more slowly than in the fall! BUT really looking like a finished product...at least from the outside.
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Created 4 March 2010
Maine is noted for it's Winter winds and snow. Our wind storm had "officially" gusts of 83mph! Many, many trees were toppled but thankfully no homes were disturbed. We did loose power, but miraculously for only 24 hours! Life on an island, with a wood burning stove, candle light and the hum of a little generator, powering the refrig and TV! All the creature comforts without electricity... How romantic!
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Created 3 March 2010
As a surprise for our dear friend Sharon Willbergh's 60th birthday, her husband flew Rob & I out! A great 10 days for me and 5 days for Rob. We saw many friends, celebrated with Sharon (many times) had dinner with Kristen, her boyfriend, Chris and his parents, and finally went to Lake Tahoe to compare West Coast snow to East Coast snow! Yep...they're both white! We also got a chance to fly the small commuter plane "Cape Air" between Boston & Rockland and saw Hupper Island from the air...COOL! What a great 10 days!
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Created 18 February 2010
What a glorious place this is...in all seasons. This winter has been a very special time, beautiful white fluffy snowflakes, Winds ranging from dead calm to 40mph, crystal blue waters (40 degrees), mostly sunny days, star-filled nights, some gloomy, gray days but every day a very special day. Enjoy these pictures from around the island we certainly enjoyed taking them. CHECK THIS FOLDER OFTEN...WE ADD PICTURES AS TIME GOES ON!
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Created 14 January 2010
2009 was such a fun and adventurous year that 2010 can only bring us continued fun and exciting adventures! We'd much rather a white winter, than a brown winter...it keeps the temps "reasonable" in the 30's. Our year started at the P.C. neighborhood Harpoon Restaurant...a great local tradition!
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Created 2 January 2010
After a REALLY windy Wednesday night and waking up Thursday morning to no skiff...It was rescued by Jerry Cushman, tied to a tree and now back where it belongs. It's good to know it wasn't our knot tying skills, but a bowline 0 ring that was "yanked" out of the hull by the bucking and puling that the wind and surf put her thru!
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Created 23 December 2009
While further down the East Coast this storm was historic...in Maine and on Hupper we had about 6 inches and some very pretty sights. The winds were quite high however...20-25 gusting to 30!
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Created 20 December 2009
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Created 18 December 2009
The highest tide in December on the 4th at 11:43am
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Created 18 December 2009
1st snow fall on December 5th, 2009...It flurried a bit starting about 3pm, turning to snow at dark and by dawn's light had snowed about 4 inches with drifts in many places over a foot deep! What a magnificent and magical day!
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Created 18 December 2009
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Created 9 November 2009
We have not seen fall foliage colors in over 15 years...how awesome. Vineyards in California just do not stack up to the towering Birch, Maple and countless other gorgeous fall color trees.
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Created 4 November 2009
After spending the past 20 months getting from San Francisco to Port Clyde, and 2 months of wet weather, we finally have begun our house addition project!
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Created 3 September 2009
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Created 19 June 2009
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Created 10 June 2009
6 Photos | 4 Sub-Albums
Created 31 May 2009
Our 5 day trek from Southport, S.C. on the Cape Fear River to Norfolk, VA...the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay
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Created 30 April 2009
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Created 10 April 2009
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Created 29 March 2009
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Created 21 February 2009
A very impressive and claims to be 1 of the 7 new Wonders of the World.
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Created 21 February 2009
Our final port in Mexico
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Created 21 February 2009
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Created 18 February 2009
A nice place, just some pretty crummy weather
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Created 18 February 2009
our Christmas presents have finally arrived...Kristen & Chris are finally here!!!!!
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Created 30 January 2009
Beautiful tropical islands with palm trees, white sand, Crystal clear blue waters, thatched huts and very friendly Kuna people...Awesome snorkeling!
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Created 26 December 2008
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Created 31 October 2008
Final port of Costa Rica
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Created 30 October 2008
A dream come true!
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Created 19 October 2008
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Created 8 October 2008
Final anchorage in the Gulf of Nicoya
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Created 9 September 2008
We officially checked into CR here...yet another mucky estuary experience!
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Created 6 September 2008
On the 2nd longest zip line in Costa Rica, Rob over-came his dislike for heights and we flew over waterfalls. Truly a trip of a lifetime!
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Created 30 August 2008
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Created 24 August 2008
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Created 20 August 2008
What's not to love about Costa Rica!
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Created 19 August 2008
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Created 31 May 2008
This was a GREAT stop along the way!
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Created 23 May 2008
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Created 16 May 2008
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Created 5 May 2008
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Created 19 April 2008
some sites of our anchorage and trip into the volanco and Toltec ruins
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Created 7 April 2008

Who: Rob & Jan Anderson
Port: San Francisco, CA