Adventures of Calypso

06 August 2013 | Somesville, Mt. Desert
04 August 2013 | Eggemoggin Reach
03 August 2013 | Benjamin River
02 August 2013 | Castine
01 August 2013 | Castine
20 July 2013 | Pulpit Harbor
18 July 2013 | Camden
17 July 2013 | North Haven
16 July 2013 | Winter Harbor, Vinalhaven
14 July 2013 | Pulpit Harbor
13 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
12 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
08 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
07 July 2013 | Harbor Island, Muscongus Bay
06 July 2013 | Pemaquid Harbor
05 July 2013 | Snow Island, Casco Bay
04 July 2013 | Snow Island, Casco Bay
25 July 2012 | Home again
24 July 2012
24 July 2012 | Boothbay

No drama

09 September 2010 | Great Kills Harbor
Cloudy, 70s
Sez the first mate as she, Andrew and Miss Meg untied our lines and bid the boys adieu this morning.

Other than the winds being 50% more than forecast (a steady 15-20, with gusts to 30) we had a no drama slide through NYC and on to Great Kills.
Oh I guess there was a weensy little drama when the starter didn't engage as we approached the first bridge. Ryan got a quick lesson in about face tack. The Cap'n gave the starter a brief expletive and a quick jab in the ribs with a screwdriver and we were motoring merrily down the East River.
Even passed a garbage scow when we decided that being downwind was too much of an assault on the senses.
Cruising note: Great Kills is definitely the place to be when it is honking out of the NW (vs Atlantic Highlands.) Easy access and like a mill pond in here. Hundreds of boats in marinas on on moorings. The yacht club rents moorings for $35. Must be willing to traverse skinny water at low tide. We saw two feet under the keel coming into the well marked channel. But they don't call him King Kut for nuttin.'

Sorry to miss our friends in NYC but if you look at the wind forecast for the next few days you will forgive us for grabbing what appears to be a very golden opportunity.

Vessel Name: Calypso
Vessel Make/Model: Gulfstar 50 ketch
Hailing Port: New Castle, NH
Crew: Jonathan and Christine

Who: Jonathan and Christine
Port: New Castle, NH