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I am on my boat now and so blessed with lots of spare time

The route from NYC to the entrance of hudso straight is 1900 NM My boat will cruise at 8 knots. So 2 weeks should do it...

I think I could settle for fur seals though.

The real question is weather. I dont mind cold but high wind and big waves and ice might be an issue.

Any ideas how long the suitable weather window is ? From when until when?

I did sail from Newport RI to the USVI this Febuary, we had 55 knot winds and 20 ft waves for a day or 2 . The distance is about 1300 NM and we did it in 9 days.

keep the info coming, and thanks for all the info. I will start reasing all the books when I get back from the USVI

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Would you settle for harbor seals? These critters were in Fishers Island Sound (eastern extension of Long Island Sound) in November several years ago. They are annual visitors in large numbers here and usually start showing up in October.

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Cruising to Nova Scotia will give you great sailing. From Boston you are about a 3 or 4 day sail across the Gulf of Maine. Expect lots of Fog, but with the right weather window its an easy sail.

Once in Nova Scotia waters check out Clarks Harbour, Carters Beach, LaHave River Yacht Club (good People warm hospitality), then sailing between West Ironbound and Halifax there are over 365 Islands for perfect cruising with lots of water.

Climate here in Nova Scotia is Med 50's at night and High 70's and low 80's in the daytime from June to September.

Marine life you will find is Pilot Whales, Humpback Whales, Sunfish, Seals, Porpose, if you fish from your boat then expect to catch Cod, Mackrel, Haddock and Polluck. Lots of Blue and Mako Shark in the water, tuna, swordfish, etc.

Let us know if you make it up to the Lahave River Yacht Club, and we will certainly introduce you to some great times. You can google the club and it has a nice website.

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Tuck yourself back in Seal Bay on Vinal Haven in Maine and you'll see about all the seals, birds, etc, you'll ever want. One of the most beautiful and peaceful places I've ever been on a sailboat.


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For some nice sailing videos of Nova Scotia, sailing from Nova Scotia to Boston etc check out Downeast Circle on YouTube.

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Tuck yourself back in Seal Bay on Vinal Haven in Maine and you'll see about all the seals, birds, etc, you'll ever want. One of the most beautiful and peaceful places I've ever been on a sailboat.
I can second that! As I've said before: there is nothing like sailing the coast and harbors of Maine. Although the more I read and see about Alaska, Maine may have some competition.

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Tuck yourself back in Seal Bay on Vinal Haven in Maine and you'll see about all the seals, birds, etc, you'll ever want. One of the most beautiful and peaceful places I've ever been on a sailboat.





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Pics like these have me second guessing my decision to spend the season in RI

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Pics like these have me second guessing my decision to spend the season in RI
These photos are obviously photoshopped. Seal Bay on Vinalhaven is really not nice at all.

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These photos are obviously photoshopped. Seal Bay on Vinalhaven is really not nice at all.
Ha, good one.

It looks like the seal bay I know...............maybe a little nicer though

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Pics like these have me second guessing my decision to spend the season in RI
Different, but we have some great sailing grounds too. Not as quiet, but still fun.


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