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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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Spring Cruising in New England – Part 3

This is the final of our three spring cruises before full -on summer kicked in.

Mystic Seaport and Block Island

With two really fun and gratifying spring cruises under our belts waterline, we were anxious to knock down one more before the summer crowds descended on our favorite destinations. We had just a few days left in June, and some friends were heading to Mystic, CT in their vintage GMC camper. We usually would join them with our Airstream, but this time, we decided it would be more fun to meet them in Mystic with the boat. On Tuesday, June 26, off we went! Continue reading Spring Cruising in New England – Part 3

Spring Cruising in New England – Part 2

More retrospective on our summer season…

Cuttyhunk, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket & Block Island

Having had such fun on our spring shakedown in Block Island for Memorial Day weekend, we were anxious to get out on the water again and enjoy more of our favorite but rarely visited destinations before the summer crowds descended. Continue reading Spring Cruising in New England – Part 2

Spring Cruising in New England – Part 1

A Retrospective

As the summer is winding down, I can’t help but think back over our adventures this past season and remark that our best cruising was during the early spring, when we had cool, crisp refreshing (although not always dry) weather, few crowds, anchorages to ourselves, and generally happy vibe everywhere we went.  This is so different from high-season-mid summer that I really want to share the perspective.

Memorial Day on Block Island

Our first trip was a four-day run to Block Island for Memorial Day weekend.  While weekends on Block Island are a hectic affair during the summer, late May is always a different story.  We left on Saturday May 26 with a mixed forecast, happy to be off the dock and cruising once again.   Continue reading Spring Cruising in New England – Part 1

First East Coast Cruise – Part 4 – Fourth of July in Block Island

After spending a pleasant day and evening in Stonington, we got under way early and headed for Block Island.  It was a gorgeous sunrise in Stonington Harbor: a quintessential start to a summer day, with glassy calm water and a beautiful moored fleet reflecting the early sun. Continue reading First East Coast Cruise – Part 4 – Fourth of July in Block Island