Road Less Traveled

25 May 2013 | Noank, CT
25 May 2013 | 50 miles from home
24 May 2013 | Atlantic Ocean
24 May 2013
23 May 2013 | 235 miles from home
22 May 2013 | 40% of the way home
20 May 2013 | Just off Bermuda
17 May 2013 | Crystal Caves, Bermuda
15 May 2013 | Bermuda
14 May 2013 | St. George Island
14 May 2013 | Fort St. Catherine, St. Georges Island
13 May 2013 | St. George's Club, Bermuda
12 May 2013 | Close to Bermuda
11 May 2013 | Atlantic Ocean
11 May 2013
10 May 2013 | About 220 miles from Bermuda
10 May 2013 | 280 miles from Bermuda
07 May 2013 | Brewer's Ship Yard, Mystic
12 July 2012 | Southwest Harbor, Mt. Desert Island

Stopping Traffic

05 May 2010 | Albemarle Sound
Mike
We may move slower, be less comfortable, run aground more readily (see next paragraph), but one thing sailboats can do better than anybody else - stop traffic for drawbridges. The bridge shown opening is actually a swing bridge. Our boat draws 6 feet of water, so any depth less than 6' is, well, bad. We hit bottom in the Intracoastal Waterway just after passing the swing bridge. There was some shoaling on the left side of the channel. We sat for about an hour until the tide lifted us a few inches. We grounded a few hours after low tide, so all that was required was a little patience. High tide is a particularly poor time to run aground, for obvious reasons. We should be hitting Virginia tonight, and on into the Chesapeake tomorrow. The ICW is getting a little boring and slow. Your sailor boy, Mike
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Vessel Name: Road Less Traveled
Vessel Make/Model: Valiant 40 cutter
Hailing Port: Noank, CT
Crew: Michael and Kathy Smith
Home Page: www.smithsofweston.com
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Created 27 May 2013
Our trip from Man-o-War Cay in the Bahamas to the Chesapeake Bay
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Trip from Brunswick, GA to Bahamas
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Who: Michael and Kathy Smith
Port: Noank, CT