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.
We left Camden after a pleasant visit. We were sort of smelling the barn, feeling like it was time to head home, but we left ourselves room to tweak our plans — as we always do.
It started out a clear and calm day, with the threat of rain and thunderstorms later on. Good for making tracks. We were under way by about 10:00 am, after walking the dogs, grabbing a few last minute items and French & Brawn, hoisting the dinghy and taking on fuel. The fuel would help us keep all options on the table as we contemplated pushing south. Continue reading Maine Cruise 2018 – Retracing Our Steps to Home→
We spent three nights in Cuttyhunk, anchored near the shallows in the northwest corner. The first night, the last Thursday in July, was lovely. The harbor was uncrowded and the weather was perfect. Flybridge Evening weather, the Cuttyhunk Raw Bar, and great views. Continue reading Maine Cruise 2018 – Cuttyhunk→
A Maine Cruise was not on our summer plan, but we find ourselves on our way!
Since we expect to be on the boat for an extended cruise over the winter, we had planned to stay close to home this summer. However, a quick road-trip to Maine a few weeks ago for some family matters gave us just enough of a taste of Maine that we looked at each other and nodded in agreement: yup, we want to do Maine. Again. Continue reading Maine Cruise 2018 – Portsmouth RI to Cuttyhunk→
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→
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