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It’s back to the Caribbean leaving a chilly USA east coast for the winter months in the sun.

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Disease of the Day

29 September 2023
Stuart Letton
“Never had a summer like this before”.

How often have we heard that? Even more scary, we’ve heard that comment all around the world. (Did I mention we’d sailed round the world?)

We had planned to go into New York today but once again, the heavens have opened. In Halifax
Nova Scotia we hit three months rain in eight hours. Today we’re enjoying the second wettest September in a hundred and fifty years.

We were going to be on the nine o’clock commuter train but as we couldn’t see the boat in front of us let alone the shore, thought it might be best to stay put onboard. Just as well as the governer declared a state of emergency about an hour ago with New York’s roads turned into rivers and lakes. No doubt there’s also leaves on the line.

We’re on a mission to get south to the Cheesy Peek to A) join the Ocean Cruising Club dinner in Annapolis B) go tyre kicking at the Annapolis boat show and C) critically, get the Webasto heating serviced. Not only is it a bit wet, it’s getting decidedly chilly these days.

Over the last week we’ve been making our way from Boston harbour hopping down the coast and west along Long Island Sound gawping at the mansions that line the shore. I’ve stayed in smaller hotels.

To keep us amused, although totally blowing away a Balance cat yesterday leaving him a mere speck on the horizon was quite fun, we like to keep in touch with local news and affairs and tune in to assorted Boston and New York commercial radio stations. Jeez. Commercials! Just how many nasty, life threatening diseases can you get?
Vessel Name: Time Bandit
Vessel Make/Model: Outremer 51
Hailing Port: Largs, Scotland
Crew: Anne and Stuart Letton
About: ex dinghy and keelboat racers now tooled up with a super sleek cat and still cruising around aimlessly, destination Nirvana...
Extra: Next up....the Caribbean. We've left South Africa in our wake and now off to Namibia, St Helena, Brazil, Suriname and into the Caribbean. Well, that' the vague plan. We'll see what happens.
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