Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Belhaven NC to Buck Island South

15 May 2018 | Enroute to Great Bridge VA
Dean -- NICE
Sunday 13 May 2018 -- Happy Mother’s DAY to All Mothers….

Belhaven to Buck Is. South

We stayed an extra day in Belhaven to relax, and do boat maintenance (for AB)…
Avalon took a slip at the River Forest Marina;
AB anchored OUT in the harbor.
met Ondra, and Nelson Gainey for dinner at a local Tavern……Wonderful !!!
Nelson had done us a huge favor; bringing us replacement hydraulic lines for the remote lube OIL cooler for the main engine…. (That was one of the projects slated for the “down” day (Saturday)….
Unfortunately, Nelson was Right, I should have stopped somewhere short of Belhaven and taken the lines OFF the OIL PUMP… because all the fittings that were purchased were the wrong gender… (female needed; male provided)….My fault… The hoses will be used when we get to our Marina….HON…. I did however take the time to VERY carefully inspect the faulty hydraulic lines…. I think they’ll make it back to HON…(Hop-O-Nose)…. But I’m watching carefully

I did take the time at Belhaven, after the Gainey’s left for Moorehead City… to do a whole lot of normal maintenance; Zincs; air filter cleaning; inspections; fuel filter changes; fuel transfers (bow to mid-ship tanks); etc.
So… the time was NOT wasted…. PLUS…Susan went with Bunny and PETE to the FOOD LION, and shopped for groceries..NICE!!

Today we had an early “wheels UP” and made it some 68 nautical miles from Belhaven to Buck Island South anchorage… (within ‘striking distance’ of Norfolk tomorrow….)

HELLO to Chesapeake Bay…

Tonight we’re anchored at Buck Island South N 36 14.639 W 075 56.543
We crossed Albemarle Sound this afternoon… Which in itself is a major milestone in the trip north… because the SOUND can get very unruly at times…. Making passage challenging.
We actually got to watch some of CBS – 60 MINUTES… very unusual, while anchored in the “middle of NoWHERE”….
More Later.

WINDY ! tonight.... Glad that Manson is holding!!!

(NOTE: in the morning.. .we found the s/v "windfall" anchored in the middle of the AICW channel... HE had dragged anchor all the way out there from the Buck Island NORTH anchorage... and the anchor (don't know what make) reset in the middle of the channel... Avalon and AB had to pass within FEET of him to get past, while not running aground.... Don't know how he floated over that shoal that guards the BUCK Is. North anchorage area....

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.
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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.
6 Photos
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...
9 Photos
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