Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Saturday AM at VERO Beach FL

09 January 2021 | Vero Beach FL
Dean Perry | COOL but very SUNNY
Wow…. Again it’s been a long time since I’ve written…. Although, ….. and I hate to say this… I don’t think ALL that many folks missed it…. (big pause there)…. And wow that was a negative thought…
Anyway…. We’ve been located at the most northern end of the Mooring Field at Vero Beach, Florida. We’re continuing to self Isolate…. (because of the Covid-19….); We’re in sort of a “cruisers BUBBLE”… Where most of the cruisers, are (IF you’ll pardon the pun) “in the same boat. (Living in a “home”; with no fixed address, and limited places to GO, as long as this virus persists to disrupt everyone’s lives).
One of our buddies here is from the UK (“Five Flip Flops”) and they have Covid shots arranged for March in the UK… BUT… IF they go back there to get the shots, the UK, and the USA won’t let them back OUT, to come back to the US, and their boat. A BIND !!!
The activity at the capitol on Wednesday had a profound effect on me, and sleep that night…. What have we (as Americans) come to… ???? Did those folks, who ransacked the Capitol, just get caught up in hours of MOB mentality, or are they just STUPID…. I mean with facial recognition software, and phone records…. HOW in God’s name did they think they would not be caught and punished? AND continued to take selfies while they’re stealing MAIL, and furniture from the offices…. Wow !!!! It’s just unbelievable….
We’ve changed the LUBE OIL in both engines (Perkins, and Northern Lights Generator)… and continue with small boat projects…. And ONE major project (replacing the “Strong TRACK” for the mains’l slides. The OLD track came off the mast easily, and is now laying on the side deck… the new track is some 49 feet long, and is also laying on the side deck…. Warming, and Unrolling…(comes in a 41” diameter ROLL).
Two weeks ago we encouraged, and succeeded in starting an “old tradition” of the sailors GAM (a meeting of sailors to socialize, and play music….) The GAMS of old were ususally between whaling ships that were at sea for months, and possible years… So when they saw another whaling ship or any ship on the horizon they’d meet and raft up… and socialize…
Anyway…. the COVID, and lack of cruisers in the harbor put an end to the GAMs….at the end OF last season…. SO………..they’ve NOW started again…. Yeah !! (with social distancing and protections OF course).
Susan and I took a long walk yesterday… ..the first of many, we hope…. Being cooped up on the boat is not always a lot of FUN…. There’s always stuff to do…and stuff to repair, etc. BUT…..
I heard a phrase the other day that’s SO TRUE….. it went something like this… (when you live on a boat in salt water)…. “EVEN WHILE YOU’RE SLEEPING…THINGS ARE BREAKING”
Granted ….NOT a good Thought… BUT SO true !!!!
Speaking of music…. I got out the dobro the other day….(it had been such a long time since I’d played it… I was afraid of the condition in which I’d find it….BUT it was fine… and played beautifully… .NICE.. .so I took it to the last GAM………………… unfortunately… only a few folks listened at that time….OH WELL… Susan and I enjoyed it!!!!
OK…time for the day to begin….
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'.
4 Photos
Created 16 September 2012