Sailing Leander

Sailing Leander

Who: Sima Baran & Paul Robertson
Port: Boston
22 November 2010 | Fethiye, Turkey
22 October 2010
20 July 2010 | Endeavor Bay, Tawila Island, Egypt
17 July 2010 | Red Sea, Egypt
15 July 2010 | 27 41 N, 33 48 E
14 June 2010 | 14 48 N, 42 57 E
12 June 2010
08 June 2010 | Sataya (Dolphin) Reef, Red Sea, off the coast of Egypt
07 June 2010 | Dangerous Reef, Foul Bay, Egypt
02 June 2010 | Khor el Morob, Sudan
30 May 2010 | Marsa Shin'Ab, Sudan
27 May 2010 | Marsa Shin'ab, Sudan
25 May 2010 | Suakin, Sudan
24 May 2010 | Aden, Yemen
03 May 2010 | Day 5: 160 miles northeast of Aden, 15 miles from the Yemeni Coast
29 April 2010 | Day 1: Passage to Yemen
24 April 2010 | Day 16: 135 Miles From Salalah, Oman
21 April 2010 | Day 13: 460 Miles From Salalah, Oman
19 April 2010 | Day 11: A Little Bit Closer to Oman
18 April 2010 | In the midst of the Arabian Sea

Finally out of NYC

08 November 2007 | Manasquan Inlet
Leaving Manhattan behind was gorgeous. It was a nice sunny day and we were able to get out around noon after spending the morning getting ready. We waved goodbye to the statue of liberty as we passed her by and looked astern to see Manhattan in all its glory. Even though Manhattan is noticeably prettier at night time, there is still a lot of beauty in its grandeur in daylight. We passed by numerous big tankers carrying cargo in and out of Manhattan. As we approached the Verrazano Narrows bridge we started racing a freighter who without a doubt blew by us in two seconds. It was still cool to go alongside it and see how humongous those ships are. After leaving the traffic of New York Harbor, the sea was deserted, of ships and of wind. As we took the turn south to head down the Jersey coast, the wind completely died down, leaving a glassy ocean underneath us. It was a pleasant day watching the Manhattan skyline disappear in the distance astern and the ferris wheels along the coastal towns of Jersey. I had not until now realized how tight the connection is in American culture between beach and amusement parks. The coast is crowded with roller coasters, ferris wheels and all sorts of other neon lit rides that must be a true sight in the season.
Our first destination is Manasquan Inlet, a port that we'd make after dark. Getting into Manasquan was uneventful except for the fact that the first anchorage that we tried didn't look too promising. Getting to where we hoped we'd be able to get more clearance, we touched the bottom and quickly were dissuaded from staying there. A little further in the inlet there was supposed to be another anchorage just past the channel marker. We saw a fellow sailboat at anchor, which increased our hopes of being safe there. We were abl to set anchor without much trouble and after reversing on it and dragging back a bit, we managed to dig our anchor deep enough that we called it a night. Just as we were cleaning up the cockpit, the bascule bridge behind us started closing and we could hear the faint sounds of a train approaching in the distance. Sure enough a train passed by the bridge in a couple of minutes: what a romantic sight! Throughout the night, the trains kept going but our long day had beaten all energy out of us, neither of us were bothered by the noise.
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Vessel Name: Leander
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 41.1
Hailing Port: Boston
Crew: Sima Baran & Paul Robertson
About: Following our wedding in Istanbul we are taking a two-year break from land-life and going sailing. Sima is taking time off between strategy consulting and business school while Paul is on a sabbatical from his career as an attorney.
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Sailing Leander

Who: Sima Baran & Paul Robertson
Port: Boston