Air Temp: 26.7c
Water Temp: 82f
Wind: 5km S
Pressure: 101.6 kPa rising
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.
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”
This morning when I got up, Mini-Wheat and I went for a walk. Then, after she wouldn’t go further then 100 feet from the boat, I put her back onboard and went into the village to get some coffee.
At 8:30am Kylie’s friend’s family came to the dock to drop her off. She had an amazing time with them last night.
We are so thankful for their having her. Doug gave some tours of the boat, then at 9:08 we untied and were on our way to Block Island, Rhode Island.
From what we have read, Block Island is a very popular cruising ground. The New Harbor Moorings are normally filled by 10am but later in the day the Harbour master will begin filling the private moorings too. So we hope we will be able to get a mooring, otherwise, we will anchor. (Some of the things I have read state anchoring in not the best here due to poor holding and dragging.) Continue reading “Co-Captains Log – August 15, 2016. Wareham to Block Island”
Air Temp: 19.5c
Water Temp: 65.4f
We departed Christmas Cove at 6 am after Mini-Wheat and I took the kayak to shore.
At 12:15 we stopped at Grand Beach and anchored in about 8 ft of water, about 100 feet from shore. The beach stretched miles and was beautiful. We all paddled to shore for the afternoon and enjoyed the surf, sun and sand.
Air Temp: 17.2c
We departed our mooring at 6:04am with our first stop planned for Port Clyde, ME.
Port Clyde reportedly has a well stocked general store with a private dock we can tie to. We need groceries (the kids feel we are starving them) and we haven’t had easy access to a grocery store since Shelburne, NS.
The general store in Port Clyde wasn’t as fully stocked as I had hoped and it was expensive. Therefore we grabbed a few things for tonight and then looked around the town for a bit. It’s very touristy here and there are apparently a lot of artists in the area.
We untied and were on our way back through the crab pot maze! The docks we were tied to last night were the noisiest, clangy, bangy docks I’ve ever been on. Overall, I’d never stay here again. It just didn’t seem worth the dollars, but Bar Harbor was nice and I’m glad we stopped to check it out.
Air Temp: 15c
Water Temp: 60.9f
Wind: 4 km NW
Departed Seal Cove at 3:38am
This morning it was still dark out when we untied from the fishing boat we were rafted to. We wanted the tidal currents in our favour, therefore we wanted to leave just after high tide so we could run with the current all the way out. So…. 3am it is.