Starry Night

1975 Tayana 37

Vessel Name: Starry Night
Vessel Make/Model: 1975 Tayana 37 (CT37)
Hailing Port: South Freeport, Maine
Crew: Bob, Jamey, Amanda and Alyssa
About: Bob and Jamey Myron, Amanda Myron (age 9) and Alyssa Myron (age 7)
Extra: Sailing from Durham, Maine to the BVI fall/winter of 2010
16 July 2011 | Branford, CT
02 July 2011
02 July 2011 | Solomon's Island, Chesapeake Bay
02 July 2011 | Norfolk, VA
02 July 2011
30 May 2011 | Charleston, South Carolina
27 May 2011 | Vero Beach, FL
15 May 2011 | Vero Beach, Florida
25 April 2011 | Georgetown, Exuma, Bahamas
01 April 2011 | Dominican Republic
14 March 2011 | Boqueron, PR
15 January 2011 | Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda, BVI
06 January 2011 | Norman Island, BVI
01 January 2011 | Norman Island
01 January 2011 | Norman's Island, BVI
09 December 2010 | Bermuda
22 November 2010 | bermuda
22 November 2010 | bermuda
21 November 2010 | Atlantic ocean
21 November 2010 | Bermuda
Recent Blog Posts
16 July 2011 | Branford, CT

The gift of time

As we get closer to home, people are starting to ask what the best and worst part of the trip has been.

02 July 2011

Updates

The last 3 blogs were posted after the fact as the sailblogs website was down. I posted them on facebook and was just able to repost here. I also downloaded some photos on facebook which I will copy here when I am able. If you'd like to see the photos on facebook, just search for jamey myron. They're on my site in photos/albums. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to read about our adventures and keep in touch with us. It's good to have a touchstone when drifting around!

02 July 2011 | Solomon's Island, Chesapeake Bay

An Uneventful Day

No big stories today. No water in the boat, lost ground tackle or storms. The boat stayed clean, the kids got along and the weather was beautiful. Not much to write about, but it was amazing to experience. It was perfection. I'm not sure if it's because of or in spite of our recent adventures, but we [...]

02 July 2011 | Norfolk, VA

It takes about 20 seconds

We left Norfolk early this morning in beautiful weather. The seas were flat, winds were calm and almost no traffic in the harbor (which is rare in itself). Things were so calm that Bob had let me sleep. He got up around 6 to get us going. Just outside the harbor, he passed across the channel to head [...]

02 July 2011

Georgetown, SC

We arrived in Georgetown SC today around lunchtime. The scenery here along Winyah Bay is stunning, though we haven’t adjusted to the water color in the states yet. It seems so murky compared to the Bahamas and Caribbean.

30 May 2011 | Charleston, South Carolina

Getting older

Now that we are back in the US, one of the girls' favorite thing to do is call and talk to friends. Being away from friends has been one of the hardest part of this trip for them.

NYCe day!

20 September 2010 | 79th street boat basin, NYC
Jamey
We're in New York! It's exciting for us not only because of the list of things the girls want to do here (American Girl Store, sadly enough, is at the top), but also because this is the farthest we've sailed from home. Everything from here will be totally new territory for us.

We had a long day yesterday from Branford, CT to just outside the East River. We anchored for the night, waiting for the tides to be right to come down (up?) the East River and into the Hudson, where our anchorage is.

The weather was incredible today! We had a bit of stress coming in because NYC police had closed off the section of river near the UN building. We were redirected to the other side of Roosevelt Island. Unfortunately, this side had a draw bridge that hadn't gotten the word yet. There were 4 boats circling around in some pretty strong current at Hell Gate waiting for either permission to go to the other side of the island or for the bridge to raise. Luckily, the bridge came up before anything bad happened.

It was clear sailing after that. Such a great way to enter New York. We were a bit disappointed when we came into the marina as they had no moorings. So, we've dropped an anchor in the Hudson. The currents here are very strong and reverse 180 degrees with the tides, so we are hanging out until after the tide turns and our boat swings round, just to make sure it will be OK. Would be such a bummer to have your boat go drifting down the Hudson!

So, we're just waiting for the tide before we head to shore. The girls can't wait.

I'm not sure how long we'll stay in NYC, a few days at least. Then we'll travel into lower New York bay and set the hook until the weather is right to travel down to the Delaware Bay. It's pretty exposed there, so we want to catch the wind and weather just right.

We're having a great time (despite Alyssa's injuries) and are excited for the next leg of our trip! (also excited for showers!!!)
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Starry Night's Photos - Main
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Our new home on the mooring
 
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Virgin Islands
45 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 15 January 2011
Bermuda through Virgin Islands
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Created 1 January 2011
26 Photos
Created 29 October 2010
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Created 6 October 2010
Last days in NY and to NJ
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Created 29 September 2010
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Created 23 September 2010
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Created 20 September 2010
Miscellaneous pictures from Bob, Amanda and Alyssa
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Created 13 September 2010
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Created 13 September 2010
From Provincetown
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Created 12 September 2010
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Created 12 September 2010
Day 2 in Provincetown and biking on Cape Cod
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Created 9 September 2010
Provincetown and Cape Cod
29 Photos
Created 7 September 2010
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Created 7 September 2010
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Created 1 September 2010
23 Photos
Created 31 August 2010
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Created 28 August 2010
Leaving land and prepping the boat
9 Photos
Created 24 August 2010

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