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28 July 2021 | Orient NY
28 July 2021 | Orient NY
17 July 2021 | Beaufort NC
11 July 2021 | Leaving Charleston
09 July 2021 | Charleston S.C.
06 July 2021 | St. Barts Docks, Charleston
04 July 2021 | Charleston S.C.
17 June 2021 | Needles CA
14 June 2021 | Copper
28 April 2021 | Copperopolis, CA
17 November 2020 | Slip C-26 RYC
06 March 2020 | Half Moon Bay, CA
27 February 2020 | Pacific Ocean
23 February 2020 | Long Beach, CA
05 February 2020 | San Carlos Anchorage, Magdelena Bay, Baja Sur
31 January 2020 | San Jose del Cabo
28 January 2020 | La Cruz, Banderas Bay
28 January 2020 | La Cruz, Banderas Bay
09 January 2020 | Zihuatanejo, Mx
02 January 2020 | Huatulco, Mexico

Orient NY

28 July 2021 | Orient NY
Torben & Judy Bentsen | Nice
Visiting with Mary, JoJo (dog) and Pete

We are spending several days in beautiful Orient at the tip of Long Island, visiting with Mary and Pete, landbound cruisers formerly of the Switch 52 Cat NEKO.
They know how to treat visiting cruisers as evidenced by the bags of laundry we did at their house and use of car for some replenishment shopping!
The highlights however is catching up and walking the beach with our swimming dogs!

East Coast week 2 +

28 July 2021 | Orient NY
Torben & Judy Bentsen | Very nice
Scuppers and Judy enjoying the sights of New York Harbor

Some memorable moments from the last few weeks since leaving Beaufort.

• A nice 300 NM sail, almost without having to motor, from Beaufort to Cape May, NJ
• The USCG warning to Mariners about a powerful Thunderstorm at 10 pm off the Chesapeake – it hit us straight on with 40 knots of wind and some rain
• A good get together with Bill H, an old friend who drove 6 hours to say hello
• Hooking up with some folks from Salomon’s Island YC and exchange of burgee’s. They got us a slip at their club for the month of September
• VHF traffic from rude fishermen off the coast of NY/NJ – since this is a family blog we can’t share to many f…….ng remarks
• Entering NY harbor, sailing by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island – this is where Judy’s dad arrived from Hungary.
• The trip up East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan.
• A fabulous 82 NM sail up Long Island Sound in plenty of breeze averaging over 8.5 knots.
• Orient NY – what a spot!


First week on East Coast

17 July 2021 | Beaufort NC
Torben & Judy Bentsen | Nice
Anchored in Beaufort, NC with Wild Horses grazing off the bow.

We are happy to report that the first sail on Tivoli went well.
After clearing Charleston Harbor we had a great sail on a deep reach for 200 NM to Cape Lookout. Winds between 12 and 25 knots had us going an average of 8 knots, sometimes with a reef thrown in for comfort and all systems were GO.

The anchorage in Cape Lookout was quite amazing and gave us a chance to get the dinghy up and running and teaching Scuppers how to do a dinghy landing on the beach. She enjoyed that.

The one negative development was that Scuppers helped herself to what we think was some styrofoam or some other skank from the dinghy packing and got quite sick with diarrhea, not a great thing on a small boat! After a couple of days we motored into Beaufort for a visit to the Vet for necessary treatment!

We have since enjoyed the anchorage and town of Beaufort, very charming...... We even got on a small tourist boat for a tour of the area and to see the wild horses that inhabit the area - we had to get out binoculars to actually see the horses on the tour, but it was fun. It was even more fun when we got back to Tivoli and a heard of 6 horses showed up 200 yards from the bow and had an afternoon snack!

Today we are off for Cape May, NJ, about 300 NM North.

Done

11 July 2021 | Leaving Charleston
Torben & Judy Bentsen | Nice
Our slip in Charleston

There are many famous quotes from Captain Ron, one of them is 'If it's gonna happen, its gonna happen out there'.

We are as done as can be, so today we are off for a 200 NM jaunt to Beaufort, NC.

Let's see what happens!

Tropical Storm Elsa

09 July 2021 | Charleston S.C.
Torben & Judy Bentsen | Sunny and humid
Picking up the pole the next day

We had a number of folks reach out earlier in the week to make sure we were aware that we were in the path of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Elsa.

We had the boat all tied down at the docks with plenty of wraps on the sails and extra mooring lines and fenders and felt pretty snug.
The storm hit at 2 in the morning with horizontal rain, non stop lightning and gusty winds. Fortunately the path was about 100 Miles inland, so while it was a bit bumpy the maximum wind we Judy saw on the anemometer was 42 knots, but in general the wind was just in the high 20's. And at 6 am we were down to 15 knots, and out taking Scuppers for her morning walk.

The rest of the day was dedicated to more boat work and to picking up our spinnaker pole in a borrowed truck from Selden Spars.

Up the Creek

06 July 2021 | St. Barts Docks, Charleston
Torben | HOT
Scuppers and Judy enjoying a coffee and a nap

For the 4th of July celebration we went up the Wando River and into Nowell Creek for an overnight anchor out and first sail. It felt very much like being in the California Delta, warm, sunny and plenty of happy folks buzzing by waterskiing all day long – at nightfall only 2 sailboats were anchored to enjoy the fireworks.
I was wondering if I should post a picture of morning coffee in the Creek or another picture taken a few days earlier at St. Barts Docks. The other picture had a few more folks in it and was taken last Friday when we had 9 people on board Tivoli in the afternoon simultaneously.
• Guy 1 below fitting interior cushions.
• Guy 2 below assisting fitting interior cushions.
• Guy 3 in the cockpit fitting canvas dodger and bimini
• Guy 4 in the cockpit assisting fitting dodger and bimini
• Guy 5 in the port aft lazarette changing a A/C circuit board
• Guy 6 at the starboard aft corner drilling a hole for a hose
• Guy 7 assisting the driller
• Guy 8 in the forward cabin pulling a cable for the radar
• Guy 9 on deck drilling a hole in the mast for a fitting

Judy, Scuppers and I were on the dock as there was obviously no place left for us aboard,

We have today been here for 2 weeks and are getting almost done with just 26 items on the punch list this morning – about 10 got knocked out today and only a few added. We are planning on leaving over the coming week end to head North, weather permitting. We won’t be complete done as we are missing some parts from France, like the refrigerator and a big window that has a crack in it – we will make do with the freezer, a portable electric icebox and some temporary caulking.
We are also getting ready for the second tropical storm since arriving. Danny came last week with a decent amount of rain, now we are waiting for Elsa tomorrow, promising wind and rain. It is hot and muggy today, but the St. Barts folks doing last projects just left and we are down below wit the A/C running ( actually Judy is in the aft head with a fresh water hose flushing all the drains ).
We have had some social activities while here. There is a cocktail party at the docks Tuesdays and Friday that we have participated in, meeting a few cruisers – RYC members Marlene and Brian Lewis passed by in their powerboat a few days ago for a dinner at the Charleston YC and we got invited to a ‘social’ with fellow Beneteau owners Chris and Geep. And we hosted our first lunch some days ago for our friends Alisa and Pete Liggett driving down from Columbia.
Vessel Name: Tivoli
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau Oceanis 50
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA
Crew: Scuppers, Judy & Torben Bentsen
About:
On September 11, 2010 we cast off the dock lines from our home port of Richmond Yacht Club, California with an agenda of a multi year cruise. Season 1 took us down the coast of Mexico and we ended the season in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador. [...]
Extra:
TIVOLI is a 1994 Beneteau 42s7. Once upon a time she was a fairly competitive race boat, now - in her old age - she is content being weighed down with a lot of cruising stuff. We raised the waterline twice before leaving Richmond Yacht Club to compensate for the anchors, chain, water maker, extra [...]
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