Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

23 November 2020 | Broad Creek anchorage (Camden Bay) North River
18 November 2020 | Sarah Creek
06 November 2020 | Sarah Creek (off the YORK River VA
01 November 2020 | Solomons MD - Mill Creek
30 October 2020 | Windy Rainy
30 October 2020 | SASSAFRAS RIVER --
29 October 2020 | Reedy Island --- DE
29 October 2020 | Cape Henolpen DE
21 October 2020 | Atlantic Highlands NJ
16 October 2020 | catskill creek marina
26 September 2020 | Hudson River
14 September 2020 | Catskill Marina
04 September 2020 | Catskill Marina

Mile Hammock Bay to Carolina Beach NC

12 November 2018 | Carolina Beach NC
Dean -- cloudy turning stormy
Monday 12 November 2018 - Mile Hammock Bay to Carolina Beach NC
Early rise this AM… and pull of a really MUDDY anchor… (Mile Hammock Bay is great holding in a blow for the anchors, but the mud is GRAY, and sticky… and something YOU really don’t want to put gobs of inside your anchor locker… ) SO……… lots of WASH WATER is involved in getting the “ground tackle” back on board….
When you leave Mile Hammock Bay the first obstacle you encounter is the NEW River Inlet SHOALING… it’s been so bad in recent years… the Path that you have to take to get through there, is nearly unbelievable… YOU literally are right NEXT to CLIFFs (dunes)… It seems like you could reach out and touch them… Then you drive somewhat OUT the INLET… then Back out to the center of the original channel… Weird BUT it works…
From then on the challenge is “BRIDGES”…. There’s only three (3) bridges, but they have opening TIMES, and distances between them.. that absolutely PRECLUDE a sailing vessel without the aid of a big WIND, or tide, from making it from one bridge to the other for the “NEXT” opening… The end result is that YOU idle along at 3.4 to 4.5 knots… and let one entire opening of the next bridge ‘pass by’… and you catch the next one…. SO a 6 hour trip turns into a 9 hour trip…
We’ve picked up a mooring ball at Carolina Beach, NC; Bill Soulier suggested that this might be better for the upcoming storm…. RIGHT ON… it IS pretty nice in here…. Surrounded by houses, and protected from a lot of the winds…. The WIND and rain came just before we picked up the mooring… But Susan did a great job…. Picked the mooring line up first time.. .in 24 knot winds, and sprinkles…
So… we’re below decks, warm and toasty… I say that because there’s a really strange weather thing happening right now… INLAND it’s in the 50’s right NOW… but along the coast it’s 70’s…. I’m sitting typing in a swim suit… and tee shirt…. (Now I know why Tom Stano was looking for the Hot Tub up in Dowry Creek…
OUR mooring is at N34 02.852 W077 53.386 after about 41 nm of travel…. Today.
SEEMED like a long day…after all the IDLING toward bridges….
I guess we’ll be here for a couple of days…. We’re looking forward to launching the dinghy.. .and seeing the town.
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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...
14 Photos
Created 25 August 2020
Vero Beach 2020 - Limit to this seasons southerly travels... Activities and Projects.
9 Photos
Created 24 February 2020
Summer Projects on Autumn Borne
8 Photos
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
4 Photos
Created 15 February 2017
Wonderful time at St. Marys GA -
8 Photos
Created 1 December 2016
Bill and Janet took us to Wilmington NC ( aka "the big city") by car on FRiday... GREAT TRIP
6 Photos
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 !!
6 Photos
Created 19 February 2016
our times at VERO Beach
7 Photos
Created 9 February 2016
FALL 2015 - Trip South along EAST Coast of USA
8 Photos
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 !!!
7 Photos
Created 18 September 2015
After Key West - winter of 2015 spent in Boot Key Harbor, and Marathon FL. Lot's of friends here...
12 Photos
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
6 Photos
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.
6 Photos
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.
4 Photos
Created 12 March 2014
summer 2013 at HON
2 Photos
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).
5 Photos
Created 25 December 2012
Painting the trim at Ruth's house, led to some interesting happenings... Like my first ambulance ride (head wound).
4 Photos
Created 28 September 2012
photos from our past, and hopefully from our sixth year 'out'.
4 Photos
Created 16 September 2012