Salty Seas, high tides, witches and grumpy old men

Mile 1,500, July 13. Day 60. Temperature 70s First sight of a seal 7 miles out! We left Boston and were originally going to anchor on an apparently beautiful Island just outside Boston however the sailing was so good we decided to sail on to Salem and anchored there. We took a tour of theContinue reading “Salty Seas, high tides, witches and grumpy old men”

Martha’s Vineyard to Provincetown

Mile 1300. July 2022 Temperature…Still baltic! We had been told that Vineyard Haven was not the best part of Martha’s but we got a free anchorage and the bus rides around were plentiful and cheap. Probably for me the nicest part of the vineyard was being anchored beside this nest of ospreys. Breakfast and eveningContinue reading “Martha’s Vineyard to Provincetown”

What makes an Experienced Sailor.

Mistakes! Wonderful and rare if it happens without an audience, but these two very ‘experienced’ sailors ere not so lucky. We arrived at Rhode Island and as the dock master was describing where the mooring ball was, we realized we had forgotten the minor detail of taking the Jib in on that very windy day.Continue reading “What makes an Experienced Sailor.”

Tracy Edwards the maiden and the lady

It was quite cloudy when we came into New York but of course we still sailed over to Lady Liberty. It was pretty hairy crossing as the ferries and tugs come up from nowhere and at one stage the prop was vibrating ominously. I stopped, reversed and whatever it was came off. When we arrivedContinue reading “Tracy Edwards the maiden and the lady”