Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

08 April 2021 | Vero Beach FL
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14 February 2021 | Vero Beach FL
12 January 2021 | Mooring 56 - VERO BEACH fLORIDA
11 January 2021 | Vero Beach FL
09 January 2021 | Vero Beach FL
23 December 2020 | mooring 56 Vero Beach FL.
20 December 2020 | Mooring 56 - VERO BEACH fLORIDA
11 December 2020 | Cumberland Island GA
09 December 2020 | Fishing Creek (off St. Pierre Creek) South Edisto river
07 December 2020 | Stono river - South of Charleston SC
06 December 2020 | Minim Creek - on route to Charleston SC
06 December 2020 | Little River Inlet -- Bird Island Anchorage

Annapolis to Solomons MD -- Chesapeake Bay

01 November 2020 | Solomons MD - Mill Creek
Dean Perry | sunny - windy to CALM
Good Morning (0700) from Solomons MD… a wonderful, and secure anchorage area, about half way down the Chesapeake Bay.

We rose early yesterday (0645 hrs), made coffee, and proceeded to pull the anchor up from the bottom of Weems Creek (Annapolis MD). The bottom of Weems creek is a thick, gooey mud… (making you very secure from dragging, but a true bitch to clean off the anchor chain, as it comes up into the boat; You have to practically wash every link of the last 20 feet of chain…).

We were underway, out of the Severn River by dawn (sunrise)… Small craft warnings were UP…and it was breezy… 18 knots from the NE… So sails came out… motor too…as we had to make it to Solomons that day…. 6.7 knots…against the tide…. Things got a little better when the tide reversed to EBB… then the wind started to back, and decrease…. SO, What we gained by wind was lost, but we gained speed by ebbing current….. FOR A WHILE !!
By the end of the afternoon….the water in the bay was “like GLASS”…. And the wind was “Dead CALM”.
As we motored into the Patuxant river…(where Solomons MD is located)…. The water didn’t even have “wind rows” on it…. GLASS. So the Bay went from SCW (2 to 3 foot waves) to GLASS in less than 8 hours).
We’re anchored in Mill Creek… only feet from our last years spot. Last night we met a couple, from a large catamaran (with a 70 foot tall mast– “air draft”),that is anchored next to us; They are leaving Sunday AM…even though the weather has 15 to 20 knots on their NOSE…(going south), because they cannot do the inside (mast hgt), and have to get to Norfolk and Cape Charles…So they can go OUTSIDE, and around Cape Hatteras… and all the way to Florida…on the next “outside window (weather)”.
That’s a lot of “pressure”…mentally…that I don’t NEED…. I think we’ll stick here….work on the AB… enjoy the new “heater”….and be SAFE!!!
The ONLY Really BAD thing about this place (Solomons MD), is there’s absolutely NO TV signals to be Had!!! Nothing! Everything that is watched here are either from Streaming on our phones, or internal like DVD’s, and movies from our terabyte hard drive.
Could be a music night tonight…. I haven’t picked up the guitar, or dobro in WEEKS!!! My BAD!

We’re anchored at N 38 19.987 W 076 26.677 in Mill Creek.

Projects for today… cut aluminum for mast track patch… (patch strong track… put mains’l slides back in track)…


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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
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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).
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'.
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Created 16 September 2012