Journeys on Jacob's Ladder

10 December 2018 | Halifax
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29 September 2017 | Placencia Belize
29 September 2017 | Cayos Cachinos Honduras
29 September 2017 | Belize
29 September 2017 | Merida Mexico
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New York to Halifax

10 December 2018 | Halifax
Judy Hart
New York - Halifax

It turned out to be a lovely afternoon sail to New York harbour. The fog rolled back and the sun came out (it is a beautiful site to see) and we dropped anchor right next to Lady Liberty herself. We only spent the night here (too many ferries back and forth) and timed the East River and motored to Port Washington first thing in the morning. Its always busy here but they have lots of free mooring balls available. We had just shut the engine down and the Police boat arrived with two custom agents on it, they were very nice, checked our paperwork and then told us we still had to call in, apparently the greatest country in the world but no one communicates with each other, eye roll. This is a great spot to stop as well. The Publix has a big dinghy dock, liquor stores and lots of places to eat. There was a festival going here and everything was set up on the city dock. When we were here in 2014, we had anchored at 49th st basin but it was on Sept 11, and we thought it was not a good time to visit the 911 memorial. But we realized we would not be back here for awhile so we decided to take the subway into the city and have a look.

I must say I'm not a big city girl, I could care less about all that busy vibe, but I am glad I went. The 911 memorial was beautiful but very sad, so many lost lives, even the unborn. They do have a total of 7 buildings now, a couple of huge shopping centres underground, but I couldn't wait to leave.

We left the hustle and bustle of the city and arrived back on JL in one piece and the next day set sail for Mystic CT. We were getting tired by then, everything is becoming a blur, in a rush trying to get home. I was glad to get to New Port, RI. It is one of my biggest sailing towns I'veever seen. The boats here are absolutely stunning and I love to just sit and watch them glide through the ocean under full sail.

Our next stop was Madapoisit for fuel and an overnight to time the Cape Cod Canal for the next day. We travelled through the Cape Cod Canal at noon the next day and anchored in Plymouth. We were going to try and stop in Boston, but decided against it and instead headed to Glocester MA. We had gotten an email from Anchor Group wondering when we would be home. I guess we had the job, yay, but now it was not fun, we were doing long days, not a lot of sleep, but there was an end game. We arrived in Portsmouth, NH mid morning, a lot of tide here so we had to take a mooring ball. It was a nice little marina, a nice gentleman came and and offered us help if we needed it, went back to his house and raised the Canadian Flag, another couple apologized for there president. This is a beautiful little town with old historical houses everywhere, its just lovely to get off the boat and walk around to take in the views.

We left Portsmouth and headed to Booth Bay, ME we had talked about doing Province town but we didn't have the right weather or angle. This place is a tourist town for sure, lots to see and do but a bit on the pricey side for sailors, but you are able to anchor here. We stayed here for a few days waiting on a weather window, this was our jumping off point to Canada.

We left Booth bay for an over nighter to Yarmouth, NS, it was a pretty good crossing, it was a nice clear night but damn it was cold. I remember the radio crackling to life about 2am while i was on watch, it was the Canadian Coast guard and I must say I did do a Happy Dance. We arrived in Yarmouth around 2pm, it was good to be tied up in Nova Scotia. Two days later we headed to Lock Island. We didn't go ashore here as they had not yet put their docks in the water so we just rested for the evening. We were getting anxious, so close but not there yet. We set sail the next morning and headed to Lunenburg, where we were greeted by Laurie and Steve from SV Cactus. It was so great to see them. An hour later Dave from At Last, showed up with Greg fromm Wish Wind II to sail the last day back to Halifax with us. But us being all sailors we went out for dinner and cocktails, but you know how that goes. We hadn't seen each other for two years and had a lot of catching up to do. The captain and I left the next morning with Dave who was a bit under the weather from the previous evening activities. We didn't actually sail until we were coming in the harbour, but oh it was good to be going by the waterfront on our Tupperware, New York – Halifax

It turned out to be a lovely afternoon sail to New York harbour. The fog rolled back and the sun came out (it is a beautiful site to see) and we dropped anchor right next to Lady Liberty herself. We only spent the night here (too many ferries back and forth) and timed the East River and motored to Port Washington first thing in the morning. Its always busy here but they have lots of free mooring balls available. We had just shut the engine down and the Police boat arrived with two custom agents on it, they were very nice, checked our paperwork and then told us we still had to call in, apparently the greatest country in the world but no one communicates with each other, eye roll. This is a great spot to stop as well. The Publix has a big dinghy dock, liquor stores and lots of places to eat. There was a festival going here and everything was set up on the city dock. When we were here in 2014, we had anchored at 49th st basin but it was on Sept 11, and we thought it was not a good time to visit the 911 memorial. But we realized we would not be back here for awhile so we decided to take the subway into the city and have a look.

I must say I'm not a big city girl, I could care less about all that busy vibe, but I am glad I went. The 911 memorial was beautiful but very sad, so many lost lives, even the unborn. They do have a total of 7 buildings now, a couple of huge shopping centres underground, but I couldn't wait to leave.

We left the hustle and bustle of the city and arrived back on JL in one piece and the next day set sail for Mystic CT. We were getting tired by then, everything is becoming a blur, in a rush trying to get home. I was glad to get to New Port, RI. It is one of my biggest sailing towns I'veever seen. The boats here are absolutely stunning and I love to just sit and watch them glide through the ocean under full sail.

Our next stop was Madapoisit for fuel and an overnight to time the Cape Cod Canal for the next day. We travelled through the Cape Cod Canal at noon the next day and anchored in Plymouth. We were going to try and stop in Boston, but decided against it and instead headed to Glocester MA. We had gotten an email from Anchor Group wondering when we would be home. I guess we had the job, yay, but now it was not fun, we were doing long days, not a lot of sleep, but there was an end game. We arrived in Portsmouth, NH mid morning, a lot of tide here so we had to take a mooring ball. It was a nice little marina, a nice gentleman came and and offered us help if we needed it, went back to his house and raised the Canadian Flag, another couple apologized for there president. This is a beautiful little town with old historical houses everywhere, its just lovely to get off the boat and walk around to take in the views.

We left Portsmouth and headed to Booth Bay, ME we had talked about doing Province town but we didn't have the right weather or angle. This place is a tourist town for sure, lots to see and do but a bit on the pricey side for sailors, but you are able to anchor here. We stayed here for a few days waiting on a weather window, this was our jumping off point to Canada.

We left Booth bay for an over nighter to Yarmouth, NS, it was a pretty good crossing, it was a nice clear night but damn it was cold. I remember the radio crackling to life about 2am while i was on watch, it was the Canadian Coast guard and I must say I did do a Happy Dance. We arrived in Yarmouth around 2pm, it was good to be tied up in Nova Scotia. Two days later we headed to Lock Island. We didn't go ashore here as they had not yet put their docks in the water so we just rested for the evening. We were getting anxious, so close but not there yet. We set sail the next morning and headed to Lunenburg, where we were greeted by Laurie and Steve from SV Cactus. It was so great to see them. An hour later Dave from At Last, showed up with Greg from Wish Wind II to sail the last day back to Halifax with us. But us being all sailors we went out for dinner and cocktails, but you know how that goes. We hadn't seen each other for two years and had a lot of catching up to do. The captain and I left the next morning with Dave who was a bit under the weather from the previous evening activities. We didn't actually sail until we were coming in the harbour, but oh it was good to be going by the waterfront on our Tupperware,New York – Halifax

It turned out to be a lovely afternoon sail to New York harbour. The fog rolled back and the sun came out (it is a beautiful site to see) and we dropped anchor right next to Lady Liberty herself. We only spent the night here (too many ferries back and forth) and timed the East River and motored to Port Washington first thing in the morning. Its always busy here but they have lots of free mooring balls available. We had just shut the engine down and the Police boat arrived with two custom agents on it, they were very nice, checked our paperwork and then told us we still had to call in, apparently the greatest country in the world but no one communicates with each other, eye roll. This is a great spot to stop as well. The Publix has a big dinghy dock, liquor stores and lots of places to eat. There was a festival going here and everything was set up on the city dock. When we were here in 2014, we had anchored at 49th st basin but it was on Sept 11, and we thought it was not a good time to visit the 911 memorial. But we realized we would not be back here for awhile so we decided to take the subway into the city and have a look.

I must say I'm not a big city girl, I could care less about all that busy vibe, but I am glad I went. The 911 memorial was beautiful but very sad, so many lost lives, even the unborn. They do have a total of 7 buildings now, a couple of huge shopping centres underground, but I couldn't wait to leave.

We left the hustle and bustle of the city and arrived back on JL in one piece and the next day set sail for Mystic CT. We were getting tired by then, everything is becoming a blur, in a rush trying to get home. I was glad to get to New Port, RI. It is one of my biggest sailing towns I'veever seen. The boats here are absolutely stunning and I love to just sit and watch them glide through the ocean under full sail.

Our next stop was Madapoisit for fuel and an overnight to time the Cape Cod Canal for the next day. We travelled through the Cape Cod Canal at noon the next day and anchored in Plymouth. We were going to try and stop in Boston, but decided against it and instead headed to Glocester MA. We had gotten an email from Anchor Group wondering when we would be home. I guess we had the job, yay, but now it was not fun, we were doing long days, not a lot of sleep, but there was an end game. We arrived in Portsmouth, NH mid morning, a lot of tide here so we had to take a mooring ball. It was a nice little marina, a nice gentleman came and and offered us help if we needed it, went back to his house and raised the Canadian Flag, another couple apologized for there president. This is a beautiful little town with old historical houses everywhere, its just lovely to get off the boat and walk around to take in the views.

We left Portsmouth and headed to Booth Bay, ME we had talked about doing Province town but we didn't have the right weather or angle. This place is a tourist town for sure, lots to see and do but a bit on the pricey side for sailors, but you are able to anchor here. We stayed here for a few days waiting on a weather window, this was our jumping off point to Canada.

We left Booth bay for an over nighter to Yarmouth, NS, it was a pretty good crossing, it was a nice clear night but damn it was cold. I remember the radio crackling to life about 2am while i was on watch, it was the Canadian Coast guard and I must say I did do a Happy Dance. We arrived in Yarmouth around 2pm, it was good to be tied up in Nova Scotia. Two days later we headed to Lock Island. We didn't go ashore here as they had not yet put their docks in the water so we just rested for the evening. We were getting anxious, so close but not there yet. We set sail the next morning and headed to Lunenburg, where we were greeted by Laurie and Steve from SV Cactus. It was so great to see them. An hour later Dave from At Last, showed up with Greg fromm Wish Wind II to sail the last day back to Halifax with us. But us being all sailors we went out for dinner and cocktails, but you know how that goes. We hadn't seen each other for two years and had a lot of catching up to do. The captain and I left the next morning with Dave who was a bit under the weather from the previous evening activities. We didn't actually sail until we were coming in the harbour, but oh it was good to be going by the waterfront on our Tupperware, as the old sailors called it when we started on this journey four years ago, but they are eating there words now. In that four years we have travelled to the West Indies, Central America a total of 15000 nautical miles. We have over 55 stamps in our passports. The Captain, First Mate and boat kitty have lived a dream.

To be continued after we plan our next adventure!
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Vessel Name: Jacob's Ladder
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau Oceanis 381
Hailing Port: Halifax, NS
Crew: Andy and Judy
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Our first carnival in St Martin
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Created 11 July 2015
Last days in Halifax
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Created 4 August 2014
Canada Day sailpast and evenings abroad
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6 Weeks to Departure
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Prep while still in Halifax and living in the house
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Who: Andy and Judy
Port: Halifax, NS