Curlew's Log

18 September 2018 | Bohemia River and Baltimore, Anchorage Marina
16 September 2018 | Bohemia River
14 September 2018 | Sandy Hook anchorage
13 September 2018
04 September 2018
02 September 2018
01 September 2018
31 August 2018
31 August 2018 | Bristol, RI
30 August 2018
28 August 2018
26 August 2018
25 August 2018
24 August 2018
23 August 2018 | Potts Harbor
22 August 2018 | Boothbay Harbor
15 August 2018
11 August 2018
10 August 2018
08 August 2018

Port Washington

13 September 2018
Wednesday 9/5 - Another hot and windless day. I motored to Port Washington on Manhasset Bay and picked up one of the yellow city moorings.

Thursday 9/6 - Hot again. I took the dinghy to the fuel dock and filled a couple of jugs with diesel and water. Next I went ashore and walked to the LIRR station to buy a ticket to NYC. I already had bought an Amtrak ticket to Philadelphia for my final appointment with the US Immigration Service on the 10th. On the way back I had lunch at Finn McCool's, stopped at Shield's hardware store and the Dolphin bookstore. Heavy thunderstorms in the evening.

Friday 9/7 - Hurricane Florence is in the forecast with a possibility of coming ashore here in the north-east in the next several days.

Saturday 9/8 - It seems that Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas or Virginia.



Manhasset Bay

Sunday 9/9 - Drizzle, cold and windy. I hailed the water taxi to take me ashore for my two-day trip to Philadelphia. The remnants of Florence will cause nasty weather for the next several days.

Monday 9/10 - I took the oath as a US citizen. It was about time after living 30+ years in this country! My first official deed as a US citizen was registering to vote. I took the train back to NYC and Port Washington in the afternoon. It was very windy, rainy and foggy when I got back on board.



After taking the oath



Filling out a voter registration form

Tuesday 9/11 - Calm and foggy, with occasional rain showers all day. In the afternoon I went ashore to Louie's for oysters, beer and happy hour fish tacos.

Wednesday 9/12 - Weather: same as yesterday. I did laundry and while the machines were running I had a good lunch at a very quiet Turkish restaurant "Bosporus".

Thursday 9/13 - I listened to Chris Parker, the weather guru, at 0730 and it seems that Saturday could be a good day to run south to the entrance of the Delaware Bay. The rest of the day was spent food shopping and two more runs in the dinghy to fill the diesel tank, two diesel jugs and the water tanks. For dinner I went to La P'tite Framboise, a French restaurant. It was almost empty when I walked in a quarter to six, but filled up rapidly after that. I had a good dinner, but expensive.
I checked the tides for tomorrow's trip to Sandy Hook. The currents are favorable at Throgs Neck at 1415 and at 1430 at Hell Gate.
Comments
Vessel Name: Curlew
Vessel Make/Model: Cabo Rico 42 cutter
Hailing Port: Baltimore, MD
Crew: Thierry Danz
About: Hometown: Philadelphia, PA - Members SSCA, Cruising Association (London, UK)
Extra:
CURLEW is a Cabo Rico 42, built in 2003. LOA 46' 10" 14.25 m LOD 42' 6" 12.95 m Beam 12' 8" 3.85 m Draft 5' 10" 1.80 m Displ 32,000 lbs. 14,500 k Mast height 58' 17.7 m Sail area (100%) 931 ft2 86.5 m2 Sail area (total) [...]
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