Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

VERO BEACH FL... Made IT

19 January 2019 | VERO Beach FL
Saturday 19 Jan 2019
WE made it to Vero Beach yesterday… Another absolutely gorgeous day on the AICW… Sunny, just a touch of wind from the north… or NE… (just enough to keep a fores’l full and drawing…. And calm waters….
We made it to VERO in the mid-afternoon…. Our mooring assignment was a little more difficult… SEEMs the place is FULL…. And they are double and triple rafting anyone that is NOT a “full time” (annual) resident. BUT the good thing… is that Greg on the s/v “PaperBird” spoke up… and said we could raft with them…. (Similar size boat…).. the first choice we were given was a 32 footer with no one on board…. We would simply overpower them… with our 20 Ton weight…. So we opted for Paperbird and someone we knew… (We’ve crossed paths with Greg and Lynn, in so many locations; ST. Mary’s thanksgivings, Man-O-war cay in the Bahamas, etc. )
ONE thing bad about this location, is our position in the RAFT…. On the right side… putting our Generator output right next to Paperbird’s hull, and aft cabin…. 
We may ask for a mooring reassignment today or after the storm, this weekend…. So as not to ruin a friendship…. OUR batteries are OLD and will not stand an entire “evening and night, and then a long morning of discharge”… They need to be topped up right before bedtime…. And early in the AM….
The TV also “sucks” here… normal TV reception by antenna… but then it always has…. The trouble is that we’ve had absolutely GREAT TV reception of CBS almost all the way down the coast…. And in ST. Marys GA…. So we’ve been lulled into thinking that this was the NORM. 
Ah HA… slap slap… .back to reality !!! play guitar, or READ…. I can get Susan the channels she wants by using the internet modem, and CBS “ALL ACCESS”…. But that really sucks up data….
The marina WIFI is “there” but not strong enough, or fast enough to support this many boaters…
The ‘gossip’ is that the marina harbor master is retiring (as opposed to staying a little longer and being fired…. WOW…. I guess there’s been so MANY complaints about the management of the marina… the Town Council finally took action….. I don’t know what that “means” for the future of this marina….
Today… before the storm hits.. and the cold settles in…. we’ll try to go to the farmers market, and travel around the marina and connect with old friends that are STILL here…. Aaron, John, Pete, etc.
OK…time for breakfast, and get this stationary show on the road….. It WILL be nice not to MOVE for a while…. (hummmm Where is that TASK list???? )


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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.
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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
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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
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Created 18 September 2015
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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