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Off into the wild blue yonder...

Greetings, Flying Pig Log enthusiasts!

It's been a year since we were in blue water, but barring any last-minute surprises, we'll be leaving Fort Pierce FL Thursday morning, boarding the Gulf Stream Express, and heading north. If all goes well, we'll get off the train and go a bit slower, east of both Long Island and Cape Cod, heading north of Portland to - we hope - cruise Maine for our first time.

If things get squirrely in our twice-a-day consultation with our weather guy, we'll bail out and go on the Intra-Coastal Waterway as needed. Once weather cools, or Labor Day likely latest, we'll head south, coastally, to visit many places we enjoyed last time we were there, new ones as recommended by so many of our cruising buddies, and to meet up, perhaps, with new friends who know us from our writings but have never seen us in the flesh.

As before, if you're interested, you can track us via tinyurl.com/FlyingPigSpotwalla (upper or lower case works). It will show - once we're under way and sending our regular 10-minute-interval satellite signals - where we are, and where we've been. To look backward at our trip, in the event the screen presentation doesn't show our start, you can click the drop-down menu with our name in it, and adjust the time frame as needed, including last year's trip which ended in our rushing back to deal with Dorian.

So, consider this a float plan; aside from some interesting technical stuff most would not have available to them, you can assume that if you didn't read about us in the news, we're fine.

Meanwhile, both we and our weather guru Chris Parker are keeping a close eye on PTC9 - Potential Tropical Cyclone ("hurricane") #9 this year. If you see our track dive for the coast, it's to go inland during that blow.

If you'd like to read the trip in real time, my son will be putting up log entries. If you're not a member and would like to be for the infrequent logs, join The Flying Pig Log at groups.io :)

Stay Tuned!

L8R

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Off into the wild blue yonder...

Greetings, Flying Pig Log enthusiasts!

It's been a year since we were in blue water, but barring any last-minute surprises, we'll be leaving Fort Pierce FL Thursday morning, boarding the Gulf Stream Express, and heading north. If all goes well, we'll get off the train and go a bit slower, east of both Long Island and Cape Cod, heading north of Portland to - we hope - cruise Maine for our first time.

If things get squirrely in our twice-a-day consultation with our weather guy, we'll bail out and go on the Intra-Coastal Waterway as needed. Once weather cools, or Labor Day likely latest, we'll head south, coastally, to visit many places we enjoyed last time we were there, new ones as recommended by so many of our cruising buddies, and to meet up, perhaps, with new friends who know us from our writings but have never seen us in the flesh.

As before, if you're interested, you can track us via tinyurl.com/FlyingPigSpotwalla (upper or lower case works). It will show - once we're under way and sending our regular 10-minute-interval satellite signals - where we are, and where we've been. To look backward at our trip, in the event the screen presentation doesn't show our start, you can click the drop-down menu with our name in it, and adjust the time frame as needed, including last year's trip which ended in our rushing back to deal with Dorian.

So, consider this a float plan; aside from some interesting technical stuff most would not have available to them, you can assume that if you didn't read about us in the news, we're fine.

Meanwhile, both we and our weather guru Chris Parker are keeping a close eye on PTC9 - Potential Tropical Cyclone ("hurricane") #9 this year. If you see our track dive for the coast, it's to go inland during that blow.

If you'd like to read the trip in real time, my son will be putting up log entries. If you're not a member and would like to be for the infrequent logs, join The Flying Pig Log at groups.io :)

Stay Tuned!

L8R

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Morgan 461 #2 SV Flying Pig KI4MPC
See our galleries at www.justpickone.org/skip/gallery !
Follow us at TheFlyingPigLog groups.io Group and/or Google Groups

The years thunder by. The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed - Sterling Hayden
 

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Great to see you ready.
Picked a somewhat iffy time to travel north. But I’m sure you will develope bail out points should a named storm
Go up the coast as August-October is the time they do
By the time you get to Maine it will be time to turn around as the weather will start changing, but again I’m sure your flexible

Have you considered the possibility there may be some closures and quarantine issues in place and increasing in the fall. Right now you are coming from an area they are asking for 14 days from NY north.

Small detergents as you start on a great adventure. Will be following you😀
 

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Hi, C2S,

We have twice daily comms with a weather specialist you may know (Chris Parker/Marine Weather Center); we're being very cautious. And, yes, we know that we'll have a very short period in ME...
 

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Curious how you’ll navigate all the constantly changing interstate Covid restrictions. We cancelled our cruising plans to Maine, as they required quarantine or a negative test p, within 72 hrs. By the time we were ready to go, they lifted some states, but R.I. wasn’t one of them. It may have changed again. I just got exhausted trying to keep track of it all.
 
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Good luck Skip.
Perhaps our paths will cross again as you come back South.
We should be somewhere in the NC sounds for winter.
 

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Hi, C2S,

We have twice daily comms with a weather specialist you may know (Chris Parker/Marine Weather Center); we're being very cautious. And, yes, we know that we'll have a very short period in ME...
Yes of course I know Chris.

I’m sure you’ll stay safe and not be in harms way.
 
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Somehow the quote button doesn't work.
The new system works differently. The quote button just copies the post. When you scroll down to the reply box, it will have a button to Insert Quotes.

Fair winds on your passage.
 

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The forecast looks great. I like armchair sailing passages! Virtual sailing in the age of a global virus rampage!
 

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If it were me I would be headed into Charleston and let this storm pass you buy. You can not outrun hurricanes
 
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