Delia Rosa

17 June 2009
12 June 2009
08 June 2009
27 May 2009 | St. Catharines, ON
09 May 2009
03 May 2009 | Great Bay Marine, Portsmouth
01 May 2009 | Great Bay Marine, Portsmouth N.H.
26 April 2009 | St. Catharines ON

Dan's birthday and a slog through the fog to Dutch Harbor

26 June 2009
The weather is again very unsettled... but we need to get home - sooner rather than later - and decided to take a chance on the weather again. It is Dan's birthday today, but no time off for him!

Lots of fog when we left South Dartmouth... some misty rain and a few hours later when we reached Rhode Island Sound, the waves really increased... we decided to head in to Dutch Harbor instead of making for Block Island as planned. A good decision... we arrived here mid afternoon... a nice quiet harbor to wait out the storm that seems to be on its way.

We are actually doing our laundry... hope we can finish before the launch quits with the bad weather coming in... thunder and lightning!!!

finally depart Provincetown for South Dartmouth

25 June 2009
The weather has been against us for the last several days.... gale winds up to 40 knots, rain and fog.... it cleared up for a while yesterday afternoon... We managed to row the dingy to shore for a quick visit to town as the harbor launch was not yet running regularly.. Anyway, we decided to take a chance on the weather and left this morning.

Still lots of fog... thank goodness for radar and gps... we had a good run through the fog to the Cape Cod Canal. Finally the weather cleared and twe had a quick passage (up to 9.6 knots) through the canal to Buzzards Bay.

On to South Dartmouth and New Bedford Yacht Club... a long day, but finally on a pleasant mooring for the night.

Scituate to Provincetown

20 June 2009
left Scituate this morning for a short 4 hour run to Provincetown across Cape Cod Bay... easy access to a mooring and hope for a good run to Cape Cod Canal entrance tomorrow morning!

onwards from Gloucester Harbor to Scituate

19 June 2009
We had a long, but good voyage to Scituate yesterday ... picked up a mooring in the harbor... the weather deteriorated so we stayed an extra day...

On our way home

17 June 2009
A beautiful morning... 08:00 am slack high tide and we were on our way....quietly slipping away from E dock at Great Bay Marine in Newington. It's wonderful to be heading out on our trip home, but we will really miss the people here. An easy cruise down to Portsmouth ... meeting up with new friends Eric and Jeanne on Far Point at the first bridge as we waited for it to be raised. Soon we were past both bridges, then New Castle Island and on into the Atlantic. The weather was cooperating and although there was a fair swell and some chop, it was still a comfortable ride steering from inside the pilothouse. All systems were working well. A little extra excitement.... about 90 minutes outside of Gloucester Harbor we were boarded by the US Coast Guard for a safety check - we passed with flying colours. A little while later, on into the harbor, we picked up a mooring and relaxed... a glass of wine and time to watch the rest of the world go by.

Still here!

12 June 2009
Well, we didn't leave yesterday... Wednesday is now our tentative time to leave here... only six weeks behind schedule! I must admit though... Great Bay Marine is a wonderful place to be.
Vessel Name: Delia Rosa
Vessel Make/Model: Sea Ranger 47
Hailing Port: Kingston, Ontario Canada
Crew: Dan Oswald & Susan Payette
Extra: We are getting ready for our first cruise on Delia Rosa down the Atlantic coast from Portsmouth NH to New York and then up the Hudson River and through the NY canal system to Lake Ontario. Any advice or cruising tips would be greatly appreciated!

Delia Rosa

Who: Dan Oswald & Susan Payette
Port: Kingston, Ontario Canada