S/V Mabel Rose

Join us for a trip from New York to Tasmania, and back, we hope. Departing Saturday.

Stopping at the Mouth of Hudson Canyon Before Jumping into the Stream

Most of the day Monday we spent on a pleasant beat down the Hudson Canyon in a light breeze and sunny and cool weather. But, as expected, the breeze freshened all day, and by evening we were double reefed, making seven knots, and taking some waves on board. We...

First Night at Sea

The fog lifted at 1900 and the light winds veered so we could comfortably lay our course for the favorable Gulf Stream spot. Pleasant sailing indeed, if a little chilly!

I made a mushroom and pepper risotto for our first supper at sea, served...

Just Assume

Won’t be able to post more photos but you can just assume they would look like this for most of the time.

Why the Verrazano Narrows Bridge Makes Me Think of Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough
Gleams that untraveled world who’s margin fades forever and forever when I move …
Push off
And sitting well in order smite the sounding furrows.
For my purpose holds
To sail...

Will you have soup for starters?

We have a nice pea soup this morning!

our run down the river with the tide overnight was without incident, but somehow it was even more disconcerting to run in zero visibility in confined familiar waters than on the open ocean. I am just not...

Sailing for Tasmania with the Midnight Tide

Prow pointed south this foggy morning! Full moon and a lunar eclipse tomorrow night to get us started.

We will sail down the river overnight, and anchor out the flood tide near Ellis Island, then depart NY harbor with the mid morning ebb tide....

Stocking up

Life has been too crazy to blog - I have been too busy even to get anxious - or excited - about setting out over the horizon to try and sail around the world. But the list of “must do” items is finally getting shorter. Spent the last week figuring out how...

Test post

This is a test of posting via iridium satellite connection. If this were a real post it would be more interesting.