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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Kickin’ it in Kickamuit

On Saturday Jay and I explored the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol. The museum is well worth visiting, you have the opportunity to see a bunch of classic yachts and board three of them to see how it might have been to sail in the early 1900’s. In addition, the museum houses the America’s Cup … Continue reading »

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Welcome to New England!

Anyone closely following our Spot path yesterday probably thought we were lost. We weren’t lost, we were just searching for freshwater to fill our tanks, and apparently the best way to do that around here is to sail around until you see a water hose on a dock…. Rhode Island has plenty of free pumpout … Continue reading »

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Biggest Little State in the Union

We’ve been busy over the last couple of days exploring Rhode Island which is nicknamed “The Ocean State.” We sailed over from Block Island to the mainland on Tuesday.  We passed numerous fishermen, but only boated one bluefish that I wasn’t so sad to see flop back overboard. (It might be a local delicacy, but I’m … Continue reading »

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The First Leg North

[We’re rafted up to Minx with internet, so I’ve edited this post for clarity and added the pictures.] We departed Bohemia Bay on Thursday morning to a light breeze, cool temperatures, and sun. It was a gorgeous day to motor through the C&D Canal and into the Delaware Bay. Our AIS was working great on the Delaware … Continue reading »

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“Charted a course to the Vineyard”

As of 8:10 this morning, we will finally leave Bohemia Bay. The boat is ready and the wind, waves, and tide finally aligned to present a favorable forecast. Hopefully we’ll have calm weather for the trip down the Delaware Bay today. After that we’re hoping some wind will build on Friday so we can continue … Continue reading »

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Still at the dock….

Last I posted, we were readying for a Saturday morning departure. The weather then pushed that to a Sunday morning departure.  But this most recent delay has been brought to us by the letters A, I, and S. For those that may not be familiar, AIS stands for Automatic Information System, and is an invaluable … Continue reading »

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Never before seen!

The other day I emptied the 2GB card in our Canon D-10 in preparation for our trip north. What I discovered as I transferred the photos to the computer were a bunch of cool photos that never made it to the blog. Since our last couple of posts have been boring technical, I figured some … Continue reading »

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All our bags are packed, we’re ready to go….

Yesterday we crossed the remainder of the urgent items off of our “To-Do” list, preparing for a 3:00 am Friday departure. Before bed last night we made one last check on the weather, thunderstorms, and offshore forecast. It was at that point that we turned off our alarms and decided to catch up on some … Continue reading »

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