5 - Our cruise ended on Labor Day with a rock'n 'n
roll'n trip from Block Island to Narragansett Bay.
The breeze was up and down, sometimes 10 kts sometimes
gusting to 25, and the sea was lumpy-choppy-messy.
Uncomfortable, even after having been aboard the boat
for five weeks. But it was a good cruise and we
feel good! Not it's back to reality, and hopefully
we have a few nice fall weekends ahead of us.
videos from our Maine cruises:
2010 Newport Bermuda Race, then a couple of
from our short 2010 cruise in Maine.
supposed to sail straight home from the Sabre
Rendezvous, back to work and to all things responsible.
Maine cruising was just too close, too alluring.
resist heading east to Tenants, in spite of
the fog and rain.
And once in Tenants, we had to
take a spin through our
favorite cruising grounds...
our third try on ESMERALDE, in the Double-Handed
Division. Our trend isn't what we'd like: 4th in
class in 2006,
5th in class in 2008, and this year, 7th
in class. Oh well!
Great sailing, good fun.
All safe. And we love getting to
Spring 2010 -
Wayfarer Marine, Camden, ME
Here we go! We launched at Wayfarer Marine in Camden on
Monday, March 29, and ESMERALDE was rigged on
the driving rain. We arrived on
Wednesday night, and got to
work on Thursday, April 1 to
get her inclined with Andrew
Williams. The weather
cooperated, and he got the job done.
We stayed and
worked on the boat through the weekend: it
absolutely gorgeous! Sunny and right up into the
70's on Saturday and Sunday! Pepper had a ball on
when he got to play with his girlfriends Missy
and Nancy in
Wayfarer office. On Friday they
were on vacation, but
was there and that was
good fun too.