Run home from Maine

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Getting your boat from Maine to the Chesapeake Bay is a bit of a challenge and we are feeling like delivery captains at this point. We have been moving the boat non stop every day since departing Camden, Maine on Tue, Aug 16th. Here are the legs we have run…

  • Camden Maine to Boothbay Harbor…45 miles
  • Boothbay Harbor to Gloucester Mass…92 miles
  • Gloucester Mass to Cape Cod Canal to Pocasset, Mass…72 miles
  • Pocasset to Vineyard Haven via Quick’s Hole Passage…30 miles
  • Vineyard Haven to Block Island, RI…53 miles

We have had some great fun along the way!  McSeagull’s was the place for dinner in Boothbay with Eric & Pat from IP-460 Cutter Loose and Bob, Kathy & 3 adorable daughters of IP-380 Drake’s Passage. Next, we had a delightful and delicious evening with Bernie and Eileen aboard IP-40 Top Cat in Vineyard Haven. And here in Block, we have had beach adventures and dinner at the Narragansett with the team of IP-380 Drake’s Passage. We are so fortunate to have a moveable neighborhood of IP friends out here!

Now we are on anchor in Block Island and we would like to be in Cape May NJ by Saturday! We have a major front to deal with and then maybe a weather window to make the 220 mile ocean run on Tue/Wed. Lucky for us, we have a great friend, Blaine Parks, arriving here in Block for a visit and he will sail with us back to NJ. This will make it much easier as with three onboard, the night watches are less tiring. So, we wait in Block Island for a weather window to run for NJ and we are also keeping a keen eye on tropical storm IRENE….

Here are some photos of the transit from Maine…

My Favorite scene in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Cape Ann Twin Lighthouses at Gloucester, Mass

Our WARNING in the morning leaving Gloucester,
we took a beating exiting the Cape Cod Canal 8 hours later!!!! Story to follow

Sailing south off Plymouth Mass, beautiful day sailing for the Cape Cod Canal

Cape Cod Canal with the Railroad Bridge in the distance

The ferry arriving Vineyard Haven off our starboard side at anchor.
What a great town, we need to revisit this and spend a summer here!

Sunrise 0540 hrs with Vineyard Haven off our stern as we sail for Block Island, RI

Ahhhhh…..Block Island North Lighthouse, a great view when sailing in from the North.

Welcome to Block Island, the entrance is narrow with people on the beach.
The cut is easy, straight, and short, then you enter the GREAT SALT POND and drop anchor.

Our welcome back sunset over the Coast Guard Station….thank you, Block Island !

Here is a map of the run home…

Next stop….CAPE MAY NJ….as we may make a direct ocean passage from Block to
New Jersey.

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