Thanks for the kind words, Sabreman, Ottos and Tempest. It was indeed a nice ride. On Sunday, the waves were behind us pushing us toward Block island. We were in constantly in 7.5 knots SOG. I wish we had the boom preventer installed. It is hard to pay attention for a four hour shift in manual steering mode at all time.
There were a few accidental gybs in my shifts........ nothing big, but did happen.
. It is good the Captain was forgiven.
It's NYC and one of the busiest harbors in the world. They have to get there somehow, an it's not via the Sound. Every chart shows the lanes.
As I said before, the traffic was every light. I wish we could see more traffics, and had an opportunity to dodge between tug boats.
Ocean City! You originally said Cape May. It would have been nice to say hello!
I did more or less the same trip last year - Barnegat Bay - Block - LI Sound - NYC - Barnegat, It was a blast and the best part was my wife had fun too!
hahaha... Yes, that was Captain's choice of telling me we sailed from Cape May to Block Island. I did not realize until I got there. It is Seaview Harbor Marina. It is a nice place but way too much motor boats for my taste. The MV operators were a bit like drivers or Skiers from NYC, they think they own the place.
I am sure I will be back and I will say hello.
Another notch in your belt..You are definitely racking up the miles..
Yes, just a small notch. Again the captain was and is a good captain and a good man. I still have a lot of waters need to cover in this year and the next:, like sailing in or to
1. UK or Europe
2. Gulf of Mexico
3. West coast to Hawaii
4. Cape Horn or India Ocean
In term of the challenges at seas, I must go through
1. Complete knock down in 50 kn or above
2. Heave-to for 4 to 5 hours
3. Use of sea anchor or drogue in storm
I hope I can learn these skills with a competent captain instead of me being a captain. But I will take my chances. My bag is always packed and ready to go anywhere in the world if the opportunity arises. I will finance my own way and will work like a dog for the experience.
Life is short, study hard, work smart and play harder.