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


20 June 2011 | Richmond, ME
What a difference a day makes! After an eventful night in Rockport that featured me and Anne doing plumbing at 3am (just a freshwater issue, nothing radical), we slipped out of the harbor and found maybe 10 knots of wind and calm seas...We were able to sail for a bit but mostly we just motored as the wind faded, shifted 180 degrees, and built back to 10-15 knots from directly astern.

We are anchored just south of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, just around the corner from Portland. The forecast continues to look reasonable so we are planning to get underway tomorrow morning and set our course for the 36-hour passage to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Sailblogs has been exceptionally unreliable these past few days (which is why we had to do the catch-up posts when we could finally connect again) so nobody panic if we don't post immediately on Wednesday evening!

The picture is of the lighthouse on Thatcher Island which is just off Cape Ann. After all of our miles and adventures, we're all looking forward to returning to our home waters and seeing the Cape Forchu light...
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