The sailing adventures of Lady Jane

 

and her motley crew of two (or more)

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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...

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Back to Shelter Island and home to Lady Jane

Time goes so quickly, the last two weeks have whizzed by. We’ve had fun with friends, attended a wedding, had a family reunion and now we’re back on Lady Jane. If you check our tracker you’ll see we’ve already started to make our way towards Portsmouth, Rhode Island...

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From New York to Italy!

For those of you wondering what has happened since we left Nantucket, we are now on holiday!  Since May 5th 2017 we have been living aboard Lady Jane full time, we have never left her for anymore than 3 nights . On Monday 30th July we packed our bags and headed off on...

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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...

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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 usually-late...

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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 found it, but...

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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...

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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 Licence. ...

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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...

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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...

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