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Re: Marthas Vineyard, Greenport, Block Island, Port Jeff, Matiuk, Stonington, New Lo

Sounds like you guys are having a blast! Fair winds coming home.

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Re: Marthas Vineyard, Greenport, Block Island, Port Jeff, Matiuk, Stonington, New Lo

When you were moored in front of Dodson's did you notice the 76' Red Baltic "Tabasco" at the service dock? Well our 30' Nicholson was across the dock having a new fuel tank put in. When we came in with the motor acting up we were heading to the fuel dock when the dock hand was moving one of those Hinkleys shouting to us not to park there. The alarm sounded and engine quit just as I shouted back with "sorry this is where I'm going". we coasted the last 30' And if you felt out of place just imagine what we felt.

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It's been reduced to $1.4M BTW. Tabasco that is.

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Ha. I did see Tabasco. She was had to miss. Ask them what the put on the finish of all the boats Dotsons takes care of. I have never even that shine on every boat NE or old tht they take care of. Stoningtons a neat place. Make sure you get tp the self serve honor system flash frozen Stonington scallops.

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Re: Marthas Vineyard, Greenport, Block Island, Port Jeff, Matiuk, Stonington, New Lo

We are anchored in behind te breakwater at Atlantic Highlands. View of the Verrazano in the background and the NYC skyline. rafted up for cocktails with e two cruisers who are following us to Barnegat tomorrow, but thy may stay there a few days. Must be nice to be retired.

We had a great time on the LI Sound. The people we met ere very gracious and nice. We saw some new towns this time, Greenport, Montauk, Stonington, Matituck and Essex. Some old favorites Port Jefferson, Northport, also in NJ Atlantic Highlands, Atlantic City, and of course Cape May. We got to sail the Sound quite a bit this time and had great weather. We stayed a few places for a couple of days and always kept to 30 miles or so so we could be in our next place by 2 and enjoy it. We found a great little place along the way from Port Jefferson to Plum gut call
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so we can stop now at some of the closer Bays like Oyster, Hempstead, or Manhasset, and till make it most of the way out the Sound the next without having to go ll the way to Greenport /Orient if we stay on the LI side.

My wife improved her sailing skills and took more time at the helm than before
And loved the stops. Her confidence in her abilities continues to grow with each years experience. While her sailing passion doesn't bun for years like mine, she does like cruising and taking a three week vacation on the boat seeing new cities.

Food.OMG as. Lifetime foodie, we had the freshest of seafood. 2 lb lobster one night, scallops, swordfish and yelowfin tuna fresh caught and flirted in front of us at Montauk.
Only t met once at a great BBQ home style place in Greenport.

We took moorings, anchored, and stayed at one marina in Greenport which is a gret place to go, Mitchel Park. Stayed on th bulkhead of the fish dock t th Montauk Marine Basin. This is not the usual yuppie rich and famous Montauk places but a truce slice of Americna. I could have done without the daily ritual of all the 5AM deep sea fishing bts blowing their horns together waking the harbor up letting all know they were headed out to kill fiish

Time to start planning next year LI Sound trip.

Thank you for reading and sharing in this with me and thanks for your suggestions. Iromise to pay them forward. Even though I not post on regular SN forums I promised to maintain the friendships I had a.ready made over the years. Thanks to my sailing buddies in LI and points north.
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Re: Marthas Vineyard, Greenport, Block Island, Port Jeff, Matiuk, Stonington, New Lo

S/V Haleakula,

Sorry to have missed you this summer again.
I wish I could have made it out to Northport to meet both of you and the Trox/Xort duo.
Maybe next summer.

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Headed down the Jersey coast to Barnegat this AM with Freedom (xort) and ElandI. Beautiful day out. Goal is to anchor tonight. Thy may stay put or go to Atlantic City tomorrow. We will try to do Cape May and stay for a couple days before heading up the green head fly breeding Delaware River, back to our Chesapeake. Forecast tomorrow looks a little iffy to get 65 miles in with 10-15 and gusts to 20+ on the nose. S o we may pull in in Atantic City.

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Re: Marthas Vineyard, Greenport, Block Island, Port Jeff, Matiuk, Stonington, New Lo

Hi Dave,

I took a guest mooring in the Atlantic Highlands again last night...Had dinner at "On The Deck" Thought I might see you but, I'm sure you were up and gone by the time I got up and out. You had to be pleased with the weather today...I sailed out of Sandy Hook Bay about 10:30 this morning..with a nice NW wind about 11 kn. apparent and it filled in throughout the day saw 18 kts. at times. Probably the best sailing I've had all year...

You must have flown down the coast...You couldn't have asked for better weather!
Have a safe trip home..

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We did anchor at the Highlands on the land side of he fairway behind the breakwater. Got up at 5 and flew down the coast to Barnegat our goal. One of the boats with us (Xort,s Freedom) peeled off as we decided to continue to Atlantic City as today's forecast is for 20 on the nose. Well that forecast kicked in 3 hours later nd our last 25 miles took almost 8hours with 6 ft seas. Was a rough one, tacking over 18 times down the coast. We pulle into AC after dark at 10 PM. Hooke ou our Shore power and crashed after a stiff drink.

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Spent an extra day in Atlantic City as the winds were gusting to 30 on the nose with 4-6 footers at 8 second intervals. Figured we'd hang out with Lawrencie and Elaine of the Ellandi crew who have come down the coast with us from Northport on the LI Sound.

We are 3 miles off the coast of my old home town of Ocean City. , NJ where I lived or 18 years while working in the AC casinos. We are making 6.75 knots COG with a 10-15 knot wind across the beam. Seas are 2-3 swells. Plan is to get to Cape May by 2 hopefully. Hangout on town and eat at one of our favorite restaurants 410 Bank Sreeet. Every year the owner , chef and others on the staff take a two week trip in the winter closed months to the country they intend on featuring in the following years menus to get ideas. This year is Siapan in the South Pacific. They have at leat 6 fresh fish catches ( Cape may is like Montauk with a large fishing fleet) with a choice of having any of the fish prepared 8 differing ways. The restaurant is in an old Victorian Cape May house seating 120 in many differing rooms.

Tomorrow is a 5 AM alarm to catch the Delaware River express. We can bride the 2-3 knot current for almost 7.5 hous to nthe C&D Canal (49 miles) other ride the current through the Canal (15 miles) and down to the Sassafras River or Still Pond on our beloved Chesapeake.
They teens of Isssac are supposed to catch up with us either late Sunday or Monday on our final leg home. Will be the first real rain we have seen in 20 days. Oh yes the humidity is back today too which we never saw the whole trip.

Refrigerator and freezer is finally showing some bare walls. Had an interesting experience at night on the way to Atlantic City in the dark. Winds were 20 on the nose at sunset with large breaking chop as we were about 10 miles from the inlet, we took down our main with some light left. We rigged for night running with our red lights, put n our Pfds and teathers, and I turn on the illumination on the engine panel. Wentn below or a few minutes and came back to a large motor sound with my wife saying the engine Sound changed. I took the ditch bag into the cockpit and went below to inspect the engine compartment. Dripless shaft ok, shaft turning correctly no water, alternator belts and alternator fine, water pumps and belts fine. Large sound continuing. As I came up the steps I rea
Iced I have pulled out the blower switch which we rarely use instead of the illumination light. Duhhhhhh. We laughed.

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