Monthly Archives: August 2016

And the Weatherman says….

While reviewing the weather forecast last night I saw a little addition to the forecast that hadn’t been there before.  It looked like this: Not my idea of fun!  The forecast concerns the track of tropical storm Hermine, just now … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Block Island.

Almost any new place we go to we arrive with some idea of what it is going to be like.  Since I had never been to Block Island before, but knew of it most of my life, I came here … Continue reading

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Block Island Arrival…

We had a delightful sail over to Block Island today.  Steady wind, we sailed almost the whole way.  The only issue was that Block Island is southwest of Dutch Harbor.  So which way was the wind blowing from?  If you are … Continue reading

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An engine project.

One of the great things that came to us when we purchased this boat was the experience of the yacht broker who arranged the sale.  Joel has a vast store of information about how these boats are put together, and the … Continue reading

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Road Trips!

We have been exploring some of the local area by rented car.  Beginning Karen’s education about the finer points of New England geography, flora, fauna, and culture.  She has already noticed an important trend:  The further north you go the … Continue reading

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Another quiz…

We spent the other day wondering around downtown Newport. One of highlights was the Newport Shipyard.  A boat yard that specializes in REALLY big superyachts.  Just amazing the money flowing through that place.  I am used to boatyards and  marinas where Harmonie … Continue reading

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Around Newport

Getting to Newport is a pretty easy excursion from where we are.  First, get on the radio and put a call out to the boatyard launch.  They come out and pick you up and bring you to the dock.  From … Continue reading

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