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Day #1 in The Bag

Picking good conditions for a first day of a long trip is a great thing to do if you can pull it off. We made it happen this time.

October 13, 2021
Portsmouth, RI to Stonington, CT
Day #1

Our departure dates are always a moving target. We set a goal date, but stuff always happens to cause us to shift earlier or later. This time, a howling storm off the coast caused us to pause for a day or three to let things quiet down before we cast off.

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Here We Go Again!

Esmeralde is on the move. So are the fall gales, just like last year.

October 12 – 15, 2019, Days 0 – 3

Portsmouth, RI – Stonington, CT – Mamaroneck, NY

Thus begins our Winter Cruise 2019 – 2020. It will generally be a re-run of last year’s trip down the ICW to Florida, across Lake Okeechobee, along the Gulf Coast then down the the Keys. We will stop at some of our favorite spots from last time, and also add as many new destinations as we can.  There is plenty to see and do. And, of course, it is a great way to get away from the New England winter cold, ice and snow. Continue reading Here We Go Again!