Well, I thought that we’d have good wifi here in Portland, but that’s not
the case. There’s plenty of wifi networks, but none of them stay up long
enough to put a post with pictures up on the blog. So sorry, still no
Yesterday we had a “spirited” sail. The leftover swells from Sandy weren’t
bad… until we arrived at the entrance to Portland. At that point, the tide
was running out and made the swells a lot steeper. As we entered the channel
there was a fishing boat on my stern (I mean RIGHT on my stern,) a huge
container ship coming out the channel, and a nearby lee shore with crashing
waves. I was trying to keep the boat from yawing 30 degrees from the swells
on the port quarter while Sabrina called everyone on the VHF and told them
our intentions. It was a stressful end to an otherwise uneventful day.
A few minutes later we had the anchor down and were warming up in the cabin.
Tomorrow the winds are shifting to the NW and we’re heading quickly south
down the coast. For now we aren’t planning on doing any overnight voyages
because the low temperatures are below freezing.
Perhaps we’ll anchor in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on our way south? Both of
us have never been to New Hampshire, and their campaign ads are so
entertaining that we really want to stop by.