Cruising with Osprey

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One last sail

14 September 2010
Our sailing season was almost cut short by the close passage of Earl a few weeks ago. We ended up getting Osprey hauled out as we just weren't sure that we were in a safe enough spot. Turns out that Earl wobbled away from the Maine coast and we would have been fine. We then decided to get relaunched - and hang the expense! We had been having such a wonderful stretch of warm sunny weather we figured it would be worth it. I took a few days off work so we could make a long weekend of it and we headed off to the coast. Two weekends ago the temps were 90's, this weekend they were in the low 60's. It was cold on the boat and it reminded us of our trips heading South too late in the season! Also, for two days the skies were grey, cloudy and threatening to rain. Nonetheless, we enjoyed our precious time on Osprey. We really miss living aboard and it has been hard getting used to landlubbing again. We had a wonderful sail on Saturday - just reaching out across Penobscot Bay and back into Rockland for the evening. On Sunday the wind was favorable for heading up to Camden, one of our favorite towns. It was not far to sail and we were tempted to continue up the Bay but knowing the forecast for Monday we decided to stick with the plan. We had a lovely afternoon walking around Camden, noting that some of our favorite places were gone but that others still seemed to be going strong. Monday morning we awoke to cloudy skies again and the threat of rain so we beat a hasty retreat back to Rockland. We spent a couple of hours unloading stuff to take back to the house and locked up Osprey for now. When we return in a couple of weeks it will be time to winterize everything prior to our winter haulout. We are sad!
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Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Shannon38 #33
Hailing Port: East Greenwich, RI
Crew: Tom & Vicky Worosz
About: We have cruised to the Bahamas and back twice ad are now back on land for a while. This Summer (2012) we have outfitted ourseleves with motorcycles and are heading off for a month long "land cruise'

Who: Tom & Vicky Worosz
Port: East Greenwich, RI