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

Final Destination 2

12 July 2012 | Southwest Harbor, Mt. Desert Island
Kathy wanted some exercise, so we decided to hike from Echo Pond to the top of the adjacent mountain. We didn't really know the name of it because we didn't bother to take any TRAIL MAPS. We later found out it was called the Beech Cliff Ladder Trail.
The hike started out well enough until we hit the cliffs that could only be scaled by climbing the vertical iron ladders secured to them. Not that big a deal, unless one of your arms is IN A CAST. This would have been all I needed to head straight back down to the parking lot, onto the bus to Bar Harbor and straight into the Dog and Pony Tavern for a drink.
But not Kathy. Straight up all 5 ladders, one step at a time, with me directly behind her, prepared to catch her if she slipped and fell. My strategy was not really to save her, but to die with her as we crashed to the rocks below.
We made it to the top where we met a local who snapped the picture. He also gave us the wrong information regarding the "easy way" back down. It was easy alright, but it put us on the other side of the mountain, so we had to schlep back up to the top and go back down the ladders, which was twice as hard as going up.
Kathy, as usual, was totally stoic, while I pissed and moaned the whole way down.
Vessel Name: Road Less Traveled
Vessel Make/Model: Valiant 40 cutter
Hailing Port: Noank, CT
Crew: Michael and Kathy Smith
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