Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Green Turtle CAY to GREAT SALE Cay -- WAITING NOW !!!

20 April 2018 | Great Sale CAY -- Abacos
Dean - WARM -- calm winds, and seas
Tuesday - GTC to Great SALE Cay -- STAGING for crossing
Took sail cover off - cleaned up cockpit - breakfasted - Programmed GPS for route
Measured fuel in Mid-ship Tank (84 Gallons).. (will transfer "make-up" fuel along the way
Dropped mooring lines about 0830 on a rising tide at GTC...
Wind in the SEA of Abacos just barely off the starboard Bow enough to hold the "yankee" sail FULL... but it helped... But still a motor-sail all the way up the Sea of Abacos to Great Sale cay.
The wind calmed during the night, and turned to the east, just as predicted... The water was flat calm this AM, when we woke up... (not even a ripple in the surface... almost freaky it was so calm).
We anchored Tuesday night in the bight at Great Sale N 26 58.621 W 078 13.210 at about 1815 hours. Just in time for sundowners, and dinner. NICE.... We did not see the meteor showers that night IF there were any... (???)
We're sitting still this AM, to get a favorable arrival TIME at Fort Pierce FL USA - Do NOT want to lay off coast in the DARK... waiting for dawn, in unknown sea conditions.
Tough just sitting here... with perfectly flat water around us....and stretching out for miles in the direction we have to travel..... Weird !!! BUT that's passage planning!!!
We can't send or POST this message or coordinates because there is absolutely NO phone service this far out.... SO I'll save and post later.
WE did change all the SIMM cards back to VERIZON this AM... BTC will have to wait another year...
(actually NOT true.... You have to top up or ADD money to your Bahama Telephone CARDs every 80 days, OR they GIVE YOUR NUMBER AWAY!!! So it's a good thing to put On YOU "to do list" IF you want to keep the same BTC phone number)
OK.... Nearly time to pull anchor.... STORE this, and get AB READY !!!!

Vessel Name: Autumn Borne
Vessel Make/Model: CSY-44-Antigua
Hailing Port: Buffalo, New York
Crew: Dean and Susan Perry
About: Full time cruisers for 14 years, now. We cruise about 3500 nautical miles each season, from the top of the Hudson River (NY) to either the FL keys; the Bahamas; or the west side of FL, for the Winters.
Extra: Our CSY-44-Antigua is hull #001.
Autumn Borne's Photos - Main
Autumn Borne has new home in 2020 - summer...
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Created 25 August 2020
Vero Beach 2020 - Limit to this seasons southerly travels... Activities and Projects.
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Created 24 February 2020
Summer Projects on Autumn Borne
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Created 21 August 2019
preparation projects on the AB...for trip south
6 Photos
Created 30 September 2018
Goodwill Date NIGHT at the pool at HOP-O-Nose. Great Fun with good folks. spouses buy outfits for the other party.
5 Photos
Created 6 August 2017
2017 Trip to the Abacos Islands - BAHAMAS
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Created 15 February 2017
Wonderful time at St. Marys GA -
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Created 1 December 2016
Bill and Janet took us to Wilmington NC ( aka "the big city") by car on FRiday... GREAT TRIP
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Created 16 April 2016
We were invited for Pasta Night with Mike and Vickie McKinnon, to the new home of Michele and Steve Papile (s/v John Rae). Wonderful day !!
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Created 19 February 2016
our times at VERO Beach
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Created 9 February 2016
FALL 2015 - Trip South along EAST Coast of USA
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Created 15 November 2015
Wonderful time at a Finger-Lakes wine tasting tour, organized by our daughter, Ruth. The tour was followed by a B-day celebration, and dinner at a local restaurant. Friends, and Relatives gathered from all over NY, and PA. GREAT TIME !!!
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Created 18 September 2015
After Key West - winter of 2015 spent in Boot Key Harbor, and Marathon FL. Lot's of friends here...
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Created 19 April 2015
Vacation from Cruising... Becoming a tourist again.... and a wonderful visit from our kids.
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Created 22 February 2015
AB on the Hard for bottom work, and new paint. Propeller staightened, and cleaned up by professional prop shop.... two dents, and numerous nicks... and scratches...gone now... plus "pitch" checked and trued... Cutless bearing removed, and reset...
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Created 18 December 2014
Cumberland Island GA - great place to visit... like walking on an alien planet
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Created 1 December 2014
Traveling with Benny and Lisa on the S/V Rhiannon, and then Ilene, and Roger, on the s/v ILENE. Beautiful Beaufort SC until we had to leave before our anchor let GO in a blow and tide... and a wonderful ST. Mary's Thanksgiving.
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Created 30 November 2014
dinner for 8, cooked by Ondra, and Nelson on Last Boat... eaten by the crews from Autumn Borne, SEEKER, Last Boat, and Endurance.
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Created 12 March 2014
summer 2013 at HON
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Created 6 October 2013
rented car in Titusville, FL. Drove to Glenville, NY in two days. Christmas with Ruth, Matt, and the kids (Billie, and Charlie).
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Created 25 December 2012
Painting the trim at Ruth's house, led to some interesting happenings... Like my first ambulance ride (head wound).
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Created 28 September 2012
photos from our past, and hopefully from our sixth year 'out'.
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Created 16 September 2012