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


05 December 2010 | Double Breasted Cays
Sunny, west 20
After a delightful 25 mile run with 20 knots on the quarter we arrived at Double Breasted Cays. Several people had recommended it and the guide book positively raved. We pulled into the tiny slot between the Cay and a sand bank, and spent the better part of the afternoon experimenting with a Bahamian moor, a first for us in thirty five years of cruising. When the wind opposes the current, it is nigh well impossible to get two anchors set 180 degrees apart and on short enough scope to keep us off the bank, unless of course you have a bow thruster or a spade rudder that backs well in reverse. We spent most of the night nudged up against one side of the bank. At high tide in the morning we went around to the other side next to picturesque Sandy Cay. Slighty more exposed but plenty of room to swing on one anchor despite the current that sluices back and forth at several knots. The north wind is honking at 20-25 knots, a little spooky in the pitch black night just 50 yards from boat eating cays. Add to that, I seemed to have picked up Rick's cold but it seems more like flu. Alternating sweats and chills, achy. This is not what we had in mind for our first couple nights in the Out Islands.
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