Category Archives: Summer 2020

Summer of COVID – Cruise #3 – Block Island

Block Island is a case study of why COVID 19 continues to spread.

August 6 – 9, 2020
Block Island, RI
Days 22 – 25 aboard this summer

What a strange world. We are very lucky, but still, we struggle. Like everyone else, all our normal patterns and pleasures are disrupted. We have stayed home a lot more than normal, not socialized with friends or family, and used the boat less than we would like. The weather has been stifling hot, so we have been inside far too much.

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Another Covid-19 Cruise – 4th of July in Provincetown

We spent weeks trying to decide how we would spend the 4th of July holiday. Every option we contemplated was shaken up by Covid-19. Ultimately we ended up heading to Provincetown, a stop we always enjoy.

June 30 – July 6, 2020
Portsmouth, RI – Padanaram, MA – Provincetown, MA – Cuttyhunk, MA
Days 15 – 21 aboard this summer season

We definitely wanted to be off on the boat for 4th of July. Our little home town is delightful, but on the 4th it gets much too crowded for our tastes. COVID-19 made planning difficult. Some facilities still were not open, some towns were very restrictive, dining out was complicated almost everywhere. Our choices were some combination of Block Island, Mystic, Stonington, Montauk, or east to Buzzards Bay and Provincetown. Ultimately, for a variety of reasons, we chose Provincetown, which we always enjoy.

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Covid Cruise – Testing the Waters in Early Spring 2020

In this totally weird world, we decided we needed to get back out and “test the waters”. What is cruising life like during the COVID pandemic?

June 8 – 15, 2020
Portsmouth, RI – Cuttyhunk, MA – Nantucket, MA
Days 6 – 13 on board (since we returned from our winter ICW trip on April 5)
Preview: COVID Shuts us down – Quarantine and Release

Just to catch up a little bit… (I plan to fill in the website later with our COVID trip home from Forida, but for now, here’s what spring at home has delivered)

We arrived home to our slip in Portsmouth, RI on April 5 after a marathon sprint from Florida up the coast to try to stay ahead of the rapidly developing COVID shutdowns and restrictions. It was a very strange end to a very strange trip. After living aboard for more than six months, we unloaded the boat within two hours of arriving in our slip and drove home, just 8 miles away. By state mandate, we had to quarantine for 14 days.

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