Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

road trip to the EAST -- dinghy pickup - cruiser friends

21 September 2019 | new Hampshire & MA
Dean Perry | cool mornings - wonderful PM's
Saturday - 21 SEPT 2019 -- New Hampshire - MA - Trip
Wow... it's nearly "FALL"... OFFICIALLY !!! Where did this summer go? Where does the time GO??? It seems to be flying by....
Susan spent the previous week in WNY, with our friends there... going there, and returning by Amtrak train. The day after she returned from WNY, to Hudson train station... We packed again and left by car for New Hampshire. We had been invited to spend a few days with Lisa and Benny Popek.... AND we also arranged to see Sue Stanley, and Rodney Carlson in Worchester MA...
Both visits were wonderful... We got to see the Popeks home... in Laconia NH... A lovely place..
We loved the drive up through the WHITE Mountains... On Tuesday, the Popeks treated us to a Train ride up into the mountains on a scenic view train... in the dining car... LUNCH menu... turkey with stuffing lunch. NICE.
On Wed. we drove south to Miss Sophies Diner, near Strafford NH, and met Tom and Marylou Stano (s/v Dalmatian). Benny and Lisa drove down with us, for breakfast... Surprising, because Benny had to catch a plane South, at 1600 hours... Wonderful group breakfast....
Then... after breakfast, we called this gentleman named, Bruce....from which our friends Pete and Bunny had just purchased a Hard Bottomed Inflatable dinghy, and arranged the pickup of this boat with our PILOT.... (having a trailer hitch... which at the time Bunny and Pete did NOT have)... SO we drove to Kingston NH... and hitched up the boat.... We then called Rodney and Susie and told them we'd be in Worchester MA by lunch time... .and stay with them... on WED. night...
We got to see their new "digs" in Briarwood "estates" (???) ; a cottage... very nice... We always have a great time with them.... My cheeks are still sore from laughing.... We enjoyed lunch in the CAFÉ on the premises, and dinner in the dining HALL on the second floor that evening... In fact we "closed the place"... being the last ones OUT of the HALL.... Wonderful evening... wonderful visit...
On Thursday, we had a breakfast in Worchester with Rodney and Susie... then split for home with the dinghy in tow. It has now been delivered to Pete and Bunny... and they have a plan to get it to North Carolina, and their new sailing vessel (Endeavor 43 - ketch).
Tonight (Saturday) is our Commodore's Ball - for the boat club... and tomorrow we have dinner with Ruth, Matt, Brenda, and Dave, up in Scotia.... SO we continue to travel all over.... BUT SOON...we'll be on the Autumn Borne for another season of sailing, and moving about the coast at 6 knots...
SO... we're totally enjoying the camaraderie and visiting NOW !!! ONE of the plus points of staying here at HON Marina, is the fact that we catch up with cruising friends, as they come through, getting their masts stepped.... So we can talk about their destinations, and plans.. NICE.

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
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