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A Break From Boating

We took a scheduled break from boating last week.  I flew home to California to visit family (most importantly, my sister Kim) and to fulfill my duties as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Commissioner for the state EMS Authority. In a… Continue Reading →

Burlington

We arrived in Burlington, VT, on 6/10 (Sunday) and took a mooring ball…one of the last available. It was the final day of the Burlington Jazz Festival and we surmised that many came by boat. We took the dinghy in… Continue Reading →

Beauty and History

The Champlain Canal is one of the most peaceful and beautiful waterways I’ve experienced. Ever. It wanders through rural farmlands and a few small villages and hamlets, with the only water commerce being the gravel barges from the quarries near… Continue Reading →

Locking and “Reasonable Risk”

We were very excited to initiate the locks on the Champlain Canal. The Federal Lock turned out to be a piece of cake! We wore our headsets to ensure calm communications from helmsman to line-handler (me). We contacted the Lock Master… Continue Reading →

Hudson, Albany & More Family!

We left Shadows Marina in Poughkeepsie at 08:30 (give or take) on 5/27 with the goal to anchor out 2 nights before reaching Albany. The first anchorage was a perfect spot (“Middle Ground” anchorage), complete with great holding and easy… Continue Reading →

Croton & Poughkeepsie

After a fabulous week in New York with family, we ventured north on the Hudson River. (It was Thursday, 5/24.) Next stop: Haverstraw Bay. Pete found an anchorage near Half Moon Bay Marina. “Croton Point-North” had two boats anchored when… Continue Reading →

Family Fun in NYC!

West Coast family joined us. What better time to travel from California to New York than when there’s free lodging, free food, and (some) free attractions?  When Pete and I could sketch out our timeline we shared our tentative dates… Continue Reading →

New York Harbor

We knew to leave Hoffman’s Marina at Brielle during slack tide to safely maneuver away from the dock and gracefully pass through the railroad bridge. The next challenge was the Manasquan Inlet. There are stories of sunken ships at this… Continue Reading →

Barnegat and Brielle

We left Atlantic City via the New Jersey Intercoastal Waterway (NJICW). We’ve read a great deal about this sometimes skinny, often shallow waterway. Our strategy was simple: go slow, stick to the chart plotter and watch the depth gauge, and… Continue Reading →

Atlantic City

Another amazing day! With excellent wave and wind reports we departed Cape May and entered the Atlantic Ocean. Winds were calm and the waves were 3 to 4 feet, enough to feel “tippy” in our upper flybridge, so we chose… Continue Reading →

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