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07-18-2013 01:06 PM
smurphny
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

Outside Frying Pan Shoals back in May, middle of the night, the moon rising intermixed with the clouds that hang over the Gulf Stream. The moon, almost full, broke through coloring the surrounding low clouds blood-red. It was quite eerie reflected on the silky surface of the sea. I wondered how far I was from the Bermuda Triangle! It was indeed surreal.
07-18-2013 12:55 PM
johnnyquest37
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

5 miles off Wallop's Island at daybreak, making 4 knots with a gentle breeze just forward of the beam and calm seas: my wife and I are having coffee - and we see a rocket launch from the "space port" there.
07-18-2013 12:33 PM
JonEisberg
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

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Originally Posted by outbound View Post
First sail on our new boat. First day 206 miles. Second day on deck alone at end of watch at ~5a. No land in sight. ~50m off N.J./N.Y. coast. Can see thunderstorms and lighting over land to port for miles on end. Dark and stars to starboard. Only sounds those god made. In 35kts true DDW with double reefed main and full solent on pole wing and wing averaging 9-10 with 11+ when wave comes under counter. Boat on autopilot. Standing hanging on to back of hard dodger with face taking spray from time to time. Wife comes out of companionway with hot oatmeal, coffee and a kiss. She takes watch. Perfect.
Damn, that one's tough to beat... Sounds like a very fortuitous beginning to life with your new boat...

most memorable for me so far has been, oddly, under power... Good news is, the summer is still young, and I've yet to do any real sailing on my own boat yet...

Almost 48 straight hours of motoring up through Exuma Sound and into NW Providence Channel, on top of an absolute mirror... Totally surreal, especially at night...


07-18-2013 12:18 PM
caberg
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

Unexpected *huge* fireworks display the night of July 6 from a shoreline about 100 yards from our mooring, on a dead calm night without another person anywhere in sight.

We learned the next morning that it was put on for a nearby campground and they do it every year the Saturday night of 4th of July week. The complete surprise of it was pretty neat for us. It rivaled the town fireworks we watched on the actual 4th.
07-17-2013 06:25 PM
outbound
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

First sail on our new boat. First day 206 miles. Second day on deck alone at end of watch at ~5a. No land in sight. ~50m off N.J./N.Y. coast. Can see thunderstorms and lighting over land to port for miles on end. Dark and stars to starboard. Only sounds those god made. In 35kts true DDW with double reefed main and full solent on pole wing and wing averaging 9-10 with 11+ when wave comes under counter. Boat on autopilot. Standing hanging on to back of hard dodger with face taking spray from time to time. Wife comes out of companionway with hot oatmeal, coffee and a kiss. She takes watch. Perfect.
07-17-2013 06:01 PM
Alex W
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

Short tacking out of Malaspina Inlet with my wife at the helm and me handling sail trim in about 10 knots of wind. Planning tacks around the rocks that we had to dodge and trying to be efficient while doing so. Great sailing! It was even more fun seeing another boat follow us out (two at first, but one gave up and fired up the iron genny).

Or maybe it was the peaceful night that we had in Isabel Bay just the night before, with the whole cove to ourselves and not a sound in the world. We read aloud a couple of chapters of "The Curve of Time" (much thanks to Faster for mentioning it on Sailnet in another northoceanbeach thread) every night and it's been a great addition to our travels here.

07-17-2013 05:39 PM
Plumbean
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

Reading The Hobbit to my two boys as a bedtime story while on the hook in Oyster Bay after a nice dinner ashore.
07-17-2013 05:25 PM
kellysails
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

On our homeward leg from the San Juan Islands, popping out our asymmetrical spinnaker with 12 knots of perfect north wind. Seattle and Mount Rainier in the background. It was a perfect moment. That one will be tough to beat but we will give it go.

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07-17-2013 05:04 PM
glassdad
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

Not just a moment but a long weekend. Last weekend we went to the Catalina Rendezvous On Catalina Island. It was an eleven hour trip there from Channel Islands harbor. It was quite cool and overcast on the trip there but once we arrived the sun came out and we had a great weekend. 72 degrees in Two harbors and 98 degrees back at the house. Heading back, again very cool until we hit the harbor. I need to go back!
07-11-2013 02:26 PM
SoOkay
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

If i can take a liberty with the timing, for us Summer has not started. It will in a week and a half, when we take delivery of our new Jeanneau 50DS, and sail her (ok motor too) from Annapolis to NJ. That will be both the beginning of our sumemr, and my favorite moment.

PS- This week and a half is going by SO slow!
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