Captains Log – August 19 2016 – NYC

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air – Damn Hot!

Day 2 in NYC! Yesterday was a full day, and today was going to be another one!20160819_091327

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We didn’t make it to the empire state build in time to do the tour before we had to had back for the ferry, so that’s on the roster for today, as well as central park and we have to use our tickets for the Star Wars exhibit that we bought yesterday. We are also meeting Vic Fina who TL and used to work with but haven’t seen in at least a dozen years. Vic is a through and through New Yorker. The perfect guy to get a tour from. Continue reading “Captains Log – August 19 2016 – NYC”

Captains Log – August 17 2016 – Niantic to Port Jefferson

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Air Temp:  26.7c
Water Temp:  82f
Wind:  5km S
Pressure:  101.6 kPa rising
Scattered Clouds

Today was a long haul with one false start and a second late start around noon. We are heading from Niantic to Port Jefferson for a night before heading down to Manhattan tomorrow. We had a heavy westerly wind that had been blowing all night running against the tidal current. This was creating big choppy seas on the nose.IMG_9403

Around 10 am the wind in the bay had settled down substantially, so we decided to give it a go. About 7 knots into long island sound the waves were 1.5 to 2 meters so we turned around and went back where we came from. Traveling with the waves and wind wasn’t nearly as uncomfortable. If you get just the right speed, you can almost surf along with them. Continue reading “Captains Log – August 17 2016 – Niantic to Port Jefferson”

Captains Log – August 16 2016 – Block Is. to Fishers Is. to Niantic

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air 26.7C
water 82F
wind 5kn S
pressure 101.6 kPa rising
scattered showers
T.O.D. 8:00

It started out with a leisurely passage between Block Island and Fishers Island… and then three US Navy patrol boats showed up…

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Captains Log – August 13 2016 – Isles of Shoales to Sandwich via Cape Cod

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Air Temp:  19c
Water Temp:  67.2F
Wind:  9km E
Pressure:  101.3 kPa rising
Clear Skies
Departed Isle of Shoals at 8:50am

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How to take a dog ashore while traveling by boat… or not.

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Captains Log – August 12 2016 – Biddeford to Isles of Shoales

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Biddeford to York (for Provisions) to Isles of Shoales
Checked engine oil – both full
Air 21C
water 78.4F
wind calm
Pressure 100.9 kPa
Tide High 7:19      Low 13:16
T.O.D. 7:20

Excitement for the day – Lobster pot slalom – 20160812_085909It started out with the usual morning rituals, take the dog for a walk, make coffee and breakfast, check the weather and winds for the day at our current and destination locations. All looks good!  Another perfect day on the boat! For the full story… Continue reading “Captains Log – August 12 2016 – Biddeford to Isles of Shoales”

Captains Log – August 6, 2016. Yarmouth to West Port

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Passage: Yarmouth to West Port
Air    15C
Water    67.2F
Wind    8kn S
Pressure  100.8kPa
Tide – Low 7:44        High 14:03
Light Fog
T.O.D.    Yarmouth 7:35

Our original plan was to head directly to Bar Harbour from Yarmouth, but it looks like we would have to hang out in Yarmouth for a week to get a good weather window. So on to plan B! Screenshot_20160806-181307 Continue reading “Captains Log – August 6, 2016. Yarmouth to West Port”

Captains Log – August 3, 2016. Shelburne to West Head (Cape Sable)

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Shelburne, NS, Boats anchored in the mist this morning.
Shelburne, NS, Boats anchored in the mist this morning.

Passage: Shelburne – Round Bay – Daniel’s Head Beach – West Head
Air    16.3 -> 22C
Water    66.9F
Wind    4kn NE
Pressure  102kPa rising
Tide – High 9:42 @ 1.9m        Low 15:39 @ 0.4m
Light Fog
T.O.D.    Shelburne 6:56

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Captains Log – July 31 2016 – Lahave to Liverpool (Brooklyn Marina)

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Air Temp: 24.2c

Water temp: 67.2f

Wind 7km N

Clear

There’s isn’t a lot to do in Lahave, so we didn’t spend a ton of time here.

When we arrived last night we had dinner and then went for a walk to the north to see the cable ferry and what else might be around. There is the odd art gallery, but they were closed by the time we arrived.

In the morning I went for a run to Fort Point about 1.5km south of the Bakery to check out the lighthouse museum. I was never much of a history buff as a kid, but it is interesting reading about some of the rich history in the area. Some of it dating back to the 1600’s from what I have read so far.

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Captains Log – July 27 2016 Liscombe Lodge

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words so… here’s my 11000 word essay.

Our day at Liscombe Lodge.

TL and I started our day with a run on the trails….

Tunnel under road to some of the trails.
Tunnel under road to some of the trails.

Continue reading “Captains Log – July 27 2016 Liscombe Lodge”

Captains Log – July 23 2016 – Charlottetown to Ballantynes Cove

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Air 19C
Water 73.2F
Wind 11kn W to 3kn SW
Pressure 100.3 kPa Steady
Cloudy to Clear skies throughout the day
T.O.D. from Charlottetown 12:08
Distance 55 NM
Time 5H 46M
Average speed 9.5kts
Max speed 25.8kts
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