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

One stop flight in a box

19 March 2011 | Staniel Cay
Sunny, mid 70s, NE 15
We walked with Wayne to the airport. A half dozen small planes coming and going. We have fun weaving stories about them while we wait. The taxi driver with the only large van on the island is busy but in between she dishes us an ice cream cone from her snack bar at the airport.

The nine passenger Cessna Caravan lands and discharges its passengers and luggage. Everyone milling about.
Pilot checks the boarding passengers passports and immigration cards. Loads the bags. Assigns the passengers seats by weight and balance requirements of the aircraft. Chats on his cell phone. Loads the passengers and gives them the briefing. Closes all the doors and baggage compartments. Hops in his seat and fires off the turbine which comes to life with a smooth whine. None of the reluctant chuffa chuffa of the piston engines. Taxis down the runway and pivots at the end as the large single turboprop comes to full power. No fuss, the box is in the air, and Wayne is on the way home. An hour late, but hey this is the Bahamas.
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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