Maine By Land Air and Sea

Maine By Land Air and Sea

Sail Up To Maine – It’s Lovely Up There A few of our sailing buddies listened to our salty forebears, did just that, and enjoyed the secluded anchorages and stunning scenery that Maine has to offer. Mind you, one or two made a hasty retreat after discovering...
Paradise Lost in Rhode Island

Paradise Lost in Rhode Island

Paradise Lost Here’s a salutary tale for anyone thinking of having their bottom scrubbed: it can lead to major surgery. Our plan of a quick lift, scrub, and splash back in the water at New England Boatworks (NEB) was quickly scuppered when we found that the cutlass...
Nantucket

Nantucket

Nantucket On 15th July, we left Martha’s Vineyard for Nantucket at a crew-friendly 1030 in the morning. And with a gentle breeze just forward of the starboard beam, were able to sail almost all the way into Nantucket harbour. The chart gives the impression that...
Martha’s Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard

New Bedford to Martha’s Vineyard To get to Martha’s Vineyard, it is necessary (to save a long and convoluted journey) to go through Woods Hole. Strong tides run through here, so it is prudent to get there at slack water. This meant an early start for the...
New Bedford

New Bedford

New Bedford On 10th July we sailed – yes, sailed rather than motored – from Block Island to New Bedford. Maria had already arranged a mooring buoy with the New Bedford Port Authority, so all we had to do was to track down number nine buoy. Eventually, we...