Log #53a Into Maine

Log #53a Into Maine

New Bedford, Massachusetts Aug. 21, 2011 Hi Folks, We have motored down Maine and New Hampshire and are now in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Summer has finally arrived as we have had three days of warm sunny weather in a row, and have slept with all hatches open for the first time. This log gets us
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Log #53b Down Maine to Bar Harbour

Log #53b Down Maine to Bar Harbour

Kickamuit River, Rhode Island Aug. 27, 2011 Hi Folks,    Hurricane Preparation We are spending several days in this sheltered bay getting ready for Hurricane Irene which is expected to pass through here by Saturday/Sunday Aug. 27/28 (tonight and tomorrow). The bay is up inside the larger Naraganset Bay, across from the small city of
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Log #53c Penobscot Bay, Maine coast

Log #53c Penobscot Bay, Maine coast

Cape May, New Jersey Sept. 18, 2011 Hi Folks, I realize it has been over six weeks since my last log about Bar Harbor. Mea Culpa! We have done a lot since then, and are now hunkered down here in Cape May at the base of the Delaware Bay waiting out heavy weather before heading
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Log #53d Farewell to Maine

Log #53d Farewell to Maine

Camp Letts, Rhode River Maryland, U.S.A. Sept. 25, 2011 Hi Folks, We have just finished the Seven Seas Cruising Association Gam here at Camp Letts, a YMCA camp here on the Rhode River, just south of Annapolis off Chesapeake Bay. This is my last log about Maine as we work our way down the New
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Log #53e Into New England down to Boston

Log #53e Into New England down to Boston

Deltaville, Virginia Oct. 2, 2011 Hi Folks, We are anchored off the town of Deltaville on the peninsula between the Rappahannock and Piankatank Rivers here in the southern part of the Chesapeake on the west side on this cold drizzly day. I think summer is over, but we have had four weeks of it since
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Log #53f To Plymouth and New Bedford, MA

Log #53f To Plymouth and New Bedford, MA

Beaufort, NC Oct. 10, 2011 Hi Folks, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! We are at anchor here in Beaufort, North Carolina, with internet access to allow me to get this log off. Judy is making a turkey dinner for us. We need to get some work done on our outboard engine tomorrow, but here in the U.S.
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Log #53g Part 1 – Battleship Cove and Hurricane Irene

Log #53g Part 1 – Battleship Cove and Hurricane Irene

  Waccamaw River, South Carolina Oct. 15, 2011 Hi Folks, We are anchored here in the Waccama River in South Carolina for a couple of days, as we are within one day’s passage of Pawley Island where we will leave Veleda for a month as we go over to London, England on the Queen Mary
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Log #53g part 2 Hurricane Irene

Log #53g part 2 Hurricane Irene

Oct. 15, 2011 Hi Folks, Here is Part two about hurricane Irene and associated pictures. The people ashore suffered more than the boaters in terms of damages as there was considerable flooding and power disruption over a large area for several days. We sent out a notice immediately after the storm to let people know
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Log #53k the Queen Mary 2 to London, England and back to Toronto

Log #53k the Queen Mary 2 to London, England and back to Toronto

Beaufort, SC Nov. 26, 2011 Hi Folks, I belatedly realize my last log was #53h part 2 about Hurricane Irene sent out Oct.15, and here it is late November and I am just getting around to the next log. Judy has suggested I write this as a current log of our recent travels to London,
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Log #53h New England, Providence to Newport Rhode Island

Log #53h New England, Providence to Newport Rhode Island

Newfound Harbour, en route to Boot Key, Marathon, FL Dec. 31, 2011 Hi Folks, Happy New Year! As you can see from the dates and locations below, I started this log in mid November, but never sent it out. Unfortunately I am two months behind in them and hope to catch up shortly, before we
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Log #53i Connecticut and New York City

Log #53i Connecticut and New York City

Boot Key, Marathon, Florida Keys Jan. 3, 2012 Happy New Year, I am trying to catch up on my logs, and hopefully you will get another one or two more in the next week or so. This log takes us from Newport Rhode Island to Connecticut and New York City. I have attached a few
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Log #53j To Chesapeake Bay

Log #53j To Chesapeake Bay

Boot Key Harbour Marathon, FL Jan. 15, 2012 Hi Folks, This log gets us from New York into the Chesapeake Bay, the second time we have transited this body of water. Right now we are still in Boot Key, a very comfortable harbour with many amenities. We have been here for over a month, enjoying
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Log #53k Down Chesapeake Bay Part 1

Log #53k Down Chesapeake Bay Part 1

Marina Paradaiso, Isla Mujeres, Mexico January 23, 2012 Hi Folks, We are here in Mexico after a 300 mile passage from the Dry Tortugas to Isla Mujeres, near Cancun on the east side of the Yucatan Peninsula here in Mexico. This log gets us to the south end of the Chesapeake, before crossing over to
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Log #53l Tangiers to Norfolk and the ICW

Log #53l Tangiers to Norfolk and the ICW

Isla Mujeres, Mexico Jan. 27, 2012 Hi Folks, We are still enjoying the warm weather of Mexico. Judy at last has her ideal climate where getting up in the morning just involves putting on a bathing suit. We are off to some Mayan ruins tomorrow from Cancun, before we leave this area. No pictures with
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Log #53m Into the ICW Part 1

Log #53m Into the ICW Part 1

Isla Mujeres, Mexico Feb. 3, 2012 Hi Folks, This is a short log, getting us into the ICW down to Albermarle Sound. I want to get it off before we leave tomorrow after spending an enjoyable two weeks here in Isla Mujeres. From anchor we have dinghied into town many times to take the ferry
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Log #53n ICW Part 2 To the Marine training base, Camp Lejeune, NC

Log #53n ICW Part 2 To the Marine training base, Camp Lejeune, NC

Isla Mujeres, Mexico Feb. 4, 2012 Hi Folks, We changed our minds and stayed put until Monday Feb. 6, thus you are getting at least two logs in a row. Today is rainy and I am getting caught up on my logs. Our present plans are to stay until Monday, check out with the Capitan
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Log #53o ICW Part 3 – To Pawley Island, SC

Log #53o ICW Part 3 – To Pawley Island, SC

Cayo Norte, Chinchorro Bank, Mexico Feb. 12, 2012 Hi Folks, We are anchored here in this wide open atoll (18 44.810N, 087 18.443W) called Chinchorro Bank, one of only four atolls in the Eastern Hemisphere (the other three are in Belize which we will be entering next week). Last night and today we have hunkered
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Log #53p ICW Part 4 South Carolina to Georgia

Log #53p ICW Part 4 South Carolina to Georgia

Cay Caulker, Belize Feb. 20, 2012 Hi Folks, We are spending several days at anchor off Cay Caulker, a long narrow island with sandy beaches and a laid back ambience that is quite enjoyable. The temperatures are between 24 to 30 C (75 to 85 F) and the water clear and warm. I found the
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Log #53q ICW Part 5 Georgia to Florida

Log #53q ICW Part 5 Georgia to Florida

Sapodilla Lagoon, Belize March 6/12 Hi Folks, This log gets us down into the Florida Keys where we spent a month in Boot Key Harbour in Marathon. Right now we are sitting out a cold front that has stalled over us, giving us rainy, cool (22 C or 72 F) weather. However we are able
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Log #53r to the Florida Keys

Log #53r to the Florida Keys

Placencia, Belize March 9, 2012 Hi Folks, We are enjoying another day here in this paradise of Placencia, with a potluck get together later this afternoon. We are enjoying Belize immensely, as the few towns have more than adequate supplies and are laid back, with friendly people in a lush tropical climate. The diving and
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Log #53s Marathon to the Dry Tortugas

Log #53s Marathon to the Dry Tortugas

Placencia, Belize March 10, 2012 Hi Folks, We are just sitting out some heavy weather here off this pleasant peninsula town of Placencia. We had a pot luck get together last night with several other boats anchored here. Another small world situation came up when we met Tundra, another sail boat from Sarnia, Ontario. We
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