Block Island

Block Island

Block Island The wind forecast promised strong winds for the 5th and 6th July, and they were not wrong. It was windy enough to blow a toupé into the next state. So, we left Bristol and headed over to Dutch Harbour where we stayed onboard Lady Jane while the wind...
4th July in Bristol

4th July in Bristol

Bristol On 3rd July,  after a brief sail from Newport, we arrived at Bristol, Rhode Island, home to the oldest 4th July parade in the USA. But before we could see any of the town’s sights, we had some urgent official business to take care of – the Cruising...
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island

Newport After a couple of nights spent in the peaceful anchorages of Port Jefferson and Fishers Island, the far-from-peaceful anchorage in Newport harbour was a jolt to the system. Here, a distinctly holiday atmosphere lingered in the air and an air of cheerfulness...
Manhattan Mayhem

Manhattan Mayhem

Tightwads in the Big Apple It’s been a busy old time for the crew of Lady Jane in New York. After a terrifying dinghy ride from Liberty Park anchorage into the chaos of the Hudson to get to Liberty Landing Marina (the nearest dinghy dock), it became clear that the...
New York, New York

New York, New York

New York Manhattan is a special place for us. I proposed to Maria at the top of the Empire State Building, overlooking the Chrysler Buiding. And we married at Fort Tryon Park on the upper west side. So, we have some familiarity with the city. But arriving here by boat...
New York Bound

New York Bound

St Mary’s to Solomons After consulting with a few of our OCC members on the best way to get from St Mary’s to New York, we decided to go north up the Chesapeake to pass through the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. There’s probably not much difference...