The Grander Scheme: s/v Northern Symphony

Another simple dream...Another crazy notion: To make a sequel to our Grand Scheme by making an extended great loop starting from our home in Nova Scotia. One boat, two so-called adults, one or two children, and one cat.

17 July 2011 | Mahone Bay, NS
13 July 2011 | Clarks Harbour, NS
04 July 2011 | Yarmouth, NS
22 June 2011 | Yarmouth, NS
20 June 2011 | Richmond, ME
19 June 2011 | Rockport, MA
16 June 2011 | Gloucester, MA
15 June 2011 | Sandwich, MA
13 June 2011 | Point Judith, RI
12 June 2011 | Mystic, CT
08 June 2011 | Mystic, CT
06 June 2011 | New York, NY
05 June 2011 | New York, NY
01 June 2011 | Baltimore, MD
23 May 2011 | Baltimore, MD
17 May 2011 | Baltimore, MD
16 May 2011 | Selby Beach, MD
15 May 2011 | Crisfield, MD
14 May 2011 | Cape Charles, VA
12 May 2011 | Norfolk, VA

A very calm day

16 May 2011 | Selby Beach, MD
This was a very long day having begun at 0530, getting underway by 6am, and continuing until we finally anchored, twelve and a half hours later. Nevertheless, it was a very calm day. The winds were calm, never rising much above five knots, and consequently the entire Chesapeake Bay was very calm, with the wake of distant freighters arriving like ocean swell. It was a calm day of motoring with everything working as usual, no severe navigational challenges, no vicious weather, and not even a lunatic boater to avoid.

I got underway and drove for a few hours, then went below to work while Anne drove until noon. I took my lunch break on the helm, then Anne and Evelyn took the afternoon watches. I came back up for the last half hour in the evening to drop the anchor in a very nice, protected little harbor.

Some days are just like that.
Vessel Name: Northern Symphony
Vessel Make/Model: 1990 Catalina 36, Tall Rig
Hailing Port: Lunenburg, NS
Crew: The Wightmans
About: Colin (skipper), Anne, Evelyn, Leslie, and Scourge-of-the-Sea, our boat kitty.
Northern Symphony's Photos - Main
From our 2010 visit
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Created 11 December 2010
A collection of photos showing various parts and stages of our refit during the spring of 2010
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Created 6 June 2010