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Enough Already with the Weather

So let’s just enjoy the good stuff!

Days 3, 4 & 5, Essex, CT, Wednesday to Friday,  10/18 – 10/19

The Wednesday run from Stonington to Essex was nasty, so between more bad weather forecasts, the need for new heater parts, and the draw of a lovely eastern Connecticut town, we decided to stay in Essex awhile.

We have always enjoyed visiting to Essex.  Its a fun day-trip in the off-season to look at boats and walk the dogs, but we have never spent any time there.  This visit was a first, and we loved it.   Continue reading Enough Already with the Weather

Maine Cruise 2018 – Retracing Our Steps to Home

Camden to Boothbay

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

Maine Cruise 2018 – Gulf of Maine to Boothbay

Crossing the Gulf of Maine by trawler is different from doing it by sailboat.  First, we can go faster.  Second, we’d really rather not do it at night because of the lobster pot issue.  Third, you can’t — wait for it… — sail.  It’s motoring the whole way.

Our Tug is really comfortable motoring at seven to eight knots.  Most of all, the noise level is acceptable and can be tolerated for long periods of time.  It’s the ‘happy place’, as long as you don’t need to get somewhere fast. Continue reading Maine Cruise 2018 – Gulf of Maine to Boothbay