Category Archives: 2011

Tuesday, March 6th through Thursday, March 8th

As predicted, strong trade winds dominate the weather picture in Green Turtle Cay for several days.  Trade winds occur when a high pressure dome to the north (aka a “Bermuda high”) moves offshore from the Carolinas and becomes nearly stationary.  … Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 19th

Today, Cutter Loose is bound for the promised land of Penobscot Bay…the mecca for east coast cruising sailors. Our jewel of an anchorage at Jewell Island makes leaving difficult.  We linger over breakfast in the cockpit, finally convincing ourselves to weigh anchor at … Continue reading

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Sunday, July 17th – lay day in Portland

It is a hot and humid day in Portland with the temperatures topping out at 90 degrees.  We begin the day with a Starbucks and walk to Congress Street for the 10 AM worship service at the First Parish Unitarian … Continue reading

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Friday, July 15th

There is nothing quite as satisfying as being underway early in the morning after a weather-related delay.  We have paid homage to Mother Nature and she has rewarded us with a magnificent day.  The sky is crystal clear.  The sun is … Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 13th

Today’s tide schedule dictates a 12:45 PM departure from the Marina at Harbour Place in Portsmouth.  This permits yet another relaxed breakfast at a sidewalk cafe in Market Square. At 12:55 PM, we contact our bridgetender friend at Memorial Bridge, … Continue reading

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Friday, July 8th – lay day in Salem, Massachusetts

It has been rainy and foggy most of the day in Salem.  In the afternoon, we take advantage of a brief break in the weather to make our weekly mecca to the laundromat.  We visit the Turner-Ingersoll mansion that served as the … Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 6th – lay day in Provincetown

Today we dinghy ashore with the bicycles to explore the Cape Cod National Seashore.  The Provincelands Bike Trail begins at Herring Cove Beach and meanders along the Atlantic side of the peninsula through mountainous sand dunes en route to Race … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 28th

The threat of late day showers and thunderstorms inspires an early start to the day.  At 6:30 AM, the anchor is up and the bow of Cutter Loose is headed south in Narragansett Bay.  We pass under the Jamestown Bridge, … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 12th

Today we continue east on Long Island Sound to Shelter Island, located on the northeast edge of Long Island.  The morning brings calm weather and we take advantage of this opportunity to put another 72 miles under the keel of Cutter … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 5th: Lay Day in Cape May

Today, Cutter Loose remained on the hook in Cape May Harbor.  It feels good to have nothing in particular to accomplish today.  We dinghied ashore and attended the 9 AM service at First Presbyterian followed by breakfast at The Mad Batter.  … Continue reading

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