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

Back Home!!

25 May 2013 | Noank, CT
Cold and rainy
We pulled into the dock at around 11:30 with lots of fanfare at the dock. Well, a couple of old salts were there and helped us tie up to the dock. Benjamin and our friend Shelly MacLeod and her son Cameron are bringing us a car. We will wait at the dock until the customs agent comes and clears us. I think we will just nap until his arrival.
The boat performed brilliantly, taking a very hard pounding for days at a time. We have a little minor damage to repair, an anchor to replace, and some stitching to be done to the two foresails, but otherwise the boat is no worse for the wear.
This is as hard as we have ever pushed this boat, and as hard as we have pushed ourselves since we were MUCH younger! We are now ready for some easy activities more suitable for gentlemen of our advanced age.
I am thinking along the lines of cocktails and a cigar.
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Vessel Name: Road Less Traveled
Vessel Make/Model: Valiant 40 cutter
Hailing Port: Noank, CT
Crew: Michael and Kathy Smith
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