Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

happy Thanksgiving -- St. Mary's DANCE

22 November 2018 | St. Mary's River -- anchored basically in FLorida
dean -- WINDY ---
22 NOV 2018 HAPPY Thanksgiving to ALL….
We hope your Thanksgiving was peaceful and fun… and FILLING, as in Turkey…and stuffing…
Our Thanksgiving was, indeed, fulfilling… The food was plentiful, here at St. Mary’s GA. (There were fewer turkeys, and hams than ever before, but there was ‘enough’… and that’s all anyone desires…
The weather here in GA… specifically the St. Mary’s River did it’s usual to make things interesting… The morning, when I took the dinghy into town to assist in setting up tables, and cleaning the bar… was gorgeous weather…. River calm…. Sunshine… etc.
By NOON time… the hour we were supposed to bring in the food to pass, etc. The WINDS had picked up to around 25 knot… and the “ST. MARY’S DANCE” had begun…. (for those who have never experienced the “st. Mary’s dance”… we are talking a major WIND against TIDE event… Where the ebb or flood current, which runs about 5 knots… is flowing one way, and the wind is blowing the opposite way, at speed…. What this does, it makes all the boats float “in front or upstream of their respective anchors”…. And the boats begin to “Paint” back and forth…. Looking very unstable… charging toward a neighboring vessel, and then “snapping” away in another direction….
So boats that would normally be fine anchoring next to each other, now become mortal enemies… catamarans and power boats swing much differently than does a MONO-HULL sailboat….with a deep keel…. So this anchorage became a nightmare of wildly swinging boats…
WE, on AB picked our normal anchoring spot, on the Florida side of the border… in deep water… (no body likes it over here.. because the water is deep and to “HOOK-IN” you have to lay down a LOT of chain…. (Which is why we like it here… No one comes NEAR us)…..
We still “PAINT” back and forth… but with no one around… and the anchor buried deep in the bottom…. Who cares.
There were a few close calls today…. But no crashes. Wally Moran, and his 17 followers, ate the dinner then most of them pulled anchor and proceeded to motor up the NORTH River…. JUST before Sunset..
We all thought they were NUTS… but listening to the VHF radio chatter… They all did get anchored just before sunset.

We picked up Marylou from s/v Dalmatian, and took her with us to town, and dinner. Tom stayed on Dalmatian and protected the boat... and the rest of us... by giving us situation reports every 15 minutes.... Thanks TOM. !!!
( he did get his meal, but minus turkey, and LATE)

Pete and Bunny (s/v Avalon) drove to Brunswick landing and picked up Bill and Laura (s/v Second Wind)…. It was nice to party today with everyone from HOP-O-Nose / Catskill. Wonderful day.

Tonight we’re expecting the weather to degrade to what the local weather station called a “Local Nor-easter”…. High winds, RAIN, and tons of beach erosion… (news is out of Jacksonville FL).
Tomorrow morning is the scheduled “Pancake breakfast”.. and Nautical Flea Market at Seagle’s Saloon…
That will end the St. Mary’s festivities…
SO…. The wind is howling outside… No RAIN yet.. but the news shows it storming down near St. AUG. More later…
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...
12 Photos
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...
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.
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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