Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

All Dressed UP and NO WHERE to GO

03 October 2019 | Catskill NY
Dean Perry | COOL and RAINY
WELL.... this weather is NOT cooperating, AT ALL...

We're basically sitting here, ready... to go.. and with "no where to go" !
Yesterday, we (Susan, Marty, and me) pulled the dinghy up onto the wooden dock.... cleaned the zebra mussels, and slime off the bottom... (ON-OFF chemical acids = pretty nasty stuff, BUT it works); and then loaded the dinghy onto the foredeck of AB, using the Whisker (spinnaker) pole as our cargo-boom.

We also tried out our new ratchet straps for "dinghy tie-down"... pretty nice, but "very" long.... must be trimmed back a bit... after the first few uses.

SO......IT's COLD outside.... WELL... mid-50's (F), but it seems a lot colder in the rain, and mist.
We did hear from Bill, and Laura Soulier (s/v Second Wind), last night, and this morning.... They tried Great Kills harbor, with no success...[ NO Where to anchor; too many private mooring balls]; they finally ended up at Atlantic Highlands; anchoring after dark, in a very crowded anchorage...
(no one is leaving, because there hasn't been a "weather window" in quite a while... to go 'round' New Jersey).
It IS slightly warmer there....(60's)... 160 miles south of Hop-O-Nose marina, where we are located....
They are perplexed, as well, as to what to do....
We're all looking toward mid-next WEEK for a rounding of NJ... but there does NOT seem to be an IDEAL Weather window,, even then.... This could be a mass MIGRATION around NJ IF a window does suddenly appear....

I just logged onto the DTOPS website.... for the Homeland Security DECAL.... they've delayed it again... YOU now can't get the 2020 decal until at least OCT. 16th.... It used to be Sept 1st; then it was OCT 1st... NOW it's the 16th of October....
Good thing you only need the NUMBER.... for the CBP Roam document... to return to the USA from the island.... and not the actual sticker.

SO....... onto the "project LIST"... I guess we've got some time to make the AB "more better"....
(it will never be perfect)'s a BOAT....
stay warm.... OH... Pete and Bunny said it was mid-ninty degrees with heat index of over 100F, there in North Carolina... This weather is NUTS !!!
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