Monthly Archives: June 2011

Friday, June 17th

As anticipated, today was a day to remain in port.  Except for a few breaks in the clouds in mid-afternoon, today was a complete rain-out.  In this protected harbor, we experienced sustained winds of 20 knots with gusts to 25 … Continue reading

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Thursday, June 16th – Lay Day in Newport

Today, we relax and explore the City of Newport by bicycle.  We choose to avoid the hustle and bustle of the retail and entertainment center of the wharf and concentrate instead on the wide, tree-lined streets that house the elegant mansions … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 15th

Today we sail northeast from Dering Harbor through Gardiners Bay and into Block Island Sound.  Goodbye New York.  Hello Rhode Island. These are wide open, easily navigated waters with very little boating activity.  By midday, we are abeam of Block … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 14th

An upper level disturbance kept Cutter Loose at anchor in Dering Harbor for another day.  Steady rain throughout the morning preceded occasional breaks in the clouds during the afternoon.  We managed to fit in a hike between raindrops.  

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Monday, June 13th – Lay Day at Shelter Island

We are pleased to report that our concerns about the passage of the cold front were unsubstantiated.  There was a wind shift to the northwest overnight, but we are so protected in this harbor that we didn’t notice until morning that the bow … 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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Saturday, June 11th

Some days just turn out differently than anticipated.  Our objective for the day is simple…to rendezvous with friends John and Dianne Schultz at their yacht club in Noroton, CT, only 18 miles northeast of Port Washington.  This goal seems entirely achievable.  … Continue reading

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Friday, June 10th

Today we escape the intensity of New York Harbor by entering the East River en route to Long Island Sound.  We time our departure from Newport Marina at slack tide to ride the favorable current north under the Brooklyn Bridge, … Continue reading

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Thursday, June 9th – the Big Apple

Today is a lay day for an excursion to midtown Manhattan.  The New Jersey PATH station is conveniently located within a few minutes walk of Newport Marina.  For a small one-way fare of $1.75 per person, this subway provides rapid access to 33rd … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 8th

Today, a short passage of 23 miles takes us north under the Verrazona Narrows Bridge and into New York Harbor.  Every imaginable type of vessel traverses this harbor, from ocean-going cargo ships to cruise ships to tugs and barges to ferries and tour boats.  … Continue reading

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