Category Archives: Summer Cruise 2011

Our summer cruise to New England

Sunday, September 4th – the final stretch

At 6:30 AM, the anchor is raised for the last time.  It is Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of summer and the end of our summer cruise.  By 1:30 PM, Cutter Loose has a full tank of fuel and is … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 3rd

Today is the fifth consecutive day of fine weather for cruising.  Our destination is Chesapeake City, located on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.  The anchor is up at 6:15 AM in order to enter Cape May Channel precisely when the … Continue reading

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Friday, September 2nd

Since the passage of Irene, the succesive days of favorable weather have enabled us to make steady progress towards Rock Hall.  At 7 AM, the anchor is up in Rum Cove.   The wind this morning is from the east which is blowing directly … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 1st

In the pre-dawn darkness, I am perched precariously over the bow pulpit.  With a flashlight in one hand and the deck wash hose in the other, I spray the mud from the chain rode and anchor as it is being … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 31st

Day 90 and 1,568 miles into the summer cruise, yet another day of settled weather provides a fitting backdrop for the next leg of our journey.  The anchor is up at 6:30 AM in Oyster Bay on the north shore of … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 30th

After six days in Dering Harbor, it feels WONDERFUL to be underway.  And what a day it is!  The sun is shining and there is a light breeze out of the north.  At 6 AM, Cutter Loose eases out of the … Continue reading

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Monday, August 29th – 6th day in Shelter Island

Today is a gorgeous day…clear blue skies, just a hint of a high level cloud or two and abundant sunshine.  There is nothing quite like a hurricane to cleanse the atmosphere of haze and humidity.  It is a good day … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 28th – surviving Irene at Shelter Island

Good news.  We are alive and well.  Cutter Loose is still afloat on her mooring. Irene announced her arrival at 1 AM with wind gusts whistling around the skylight in our room at the Chequit Inn.  Dering Harbor has been without … Continue reading

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Saturday, August 27th – waiting for Irene in Dering Harbor

With the bulk of the preparation behind us, today we wait for the arrival of Irene.  The sky is overcast, the humidity is near 100% and the water in Dering Harbor is flat…the perverbial calm before the storm.  The diesel generator is … Continue reading

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Friday, August 26th – preparing for Irene in Dering Harbor

Today is a crunch day, preparing Cutter Loose for the arrival of Irene.  We work from 8 AM to 8 PM removing and storing headsails, dodger, bimini, dinghy, outboard and lashing  lines on deck.  By the end of the day, … Continue reading

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