Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Friday -- Lazy DAY here at VERO... windy

29 January 2021
Dean Perry | sunny but Very WINDY

Fair winds, Dean and Susan S/V Autumn Borne Morning….  It’sFriday…. STILL pretty windy here in VERO Beach FL…. Nothing compared toyesterday…. I cancelled my trip up the 60 foot mast…(6 stories IF youhave to have a ground based reference)… to put the new “strong track” for themainsail on the mast. SO… Instead of outside work….we defrosted the freezer (theone below the refrigerator, NOT the Engle)… There was a good ½ Inch of ice on the evaporator of the freezer…(probably the result of opening the unit a lot to get ICE cubes)….  (BTW… there are a lot of cruisers who NEVERhave Ice cubes... So that’s a real pleasure for us)… Anyway… to defrost the freezer, I decided to get a bag ofice cubes for the COOLER (into which we put the freezer food while defrosting)…  SO…………….. As long as I had to go to shore forICE… I thought I’d add the three jerry cans of potable water to the AB tanks…andrefill them, WHILE inshore… Water added…trip started… WOW… WIND Blowing about 30 + knows…  white caps inside the harbor here… It was a wild trip…. But made it back with BLOCK of ice… (supposed to be cubes, but solid)… Defrosting went quickly, and the freezer was back in operation in about 1.5 hours…  then throughout the afternoon… I eased the set POINTs down… to their normal range...(being easy on the equipment). Today…. Is a “lazy day”… watching the White HOUSE press briefing….   (which I’m impressed with…. And the actual presidential actions of the WH in the first week in office)…  I think we’ll use a little of the Afternoon… to vacuum seal some of the meats we bought on Wednesday… and put in the freezer….   I’ve been learning some new music, as well… some from John Prine… Some OLDIES…(things that everyone “knows” and can sing at GAM’s).  Another goal is to spend more time with the dobro…   and slide…. SO…………………… On with the DAY…     OH Yes… have to order something from Mantus, and Amazon… Mike and Donna sent us some MAIL….    THIS whole thing to “prove residency” for any upcoming vaccine shots…. The locals are complaining that OUT OF staters are coming to steal their precious “bodily fluids” (aka vaccines).   
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
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