Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sunday, August 21st – lay day in Newport

The day begins at Starbucks followed by the 9:30 AM service at First Pres.  For the second Sunday running, we witness a congregation that is lamenting the imminent departure of its organist and choir director.  At noon, the wind is … Continue reading

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Saturday, August 20th

The sun and the anchor are up at 7:15 AM in Hadley Harbor.  This marks the beginning of the 79th day of our summer cruise.  What a difference a day makes!  Yesterday, Buzzards Bay was a mass of whitecaps and choppy … Continue reading

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Friday, August 19th

Wind against current, always a deterrent.  This old mariner’s addage became our watchword for the day. We depart Scituate Harbor at 8 AM with the goal of arriving at the Cape Cod Bay entrance to the Cape Cod Canal at … Continue reading

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Thursday, August 18th

The anchor is up at 6:30 AM in Gosport Harbor, Isles of Shoals.  Today, we leave Maine and enter New Hampshire en route to Scituate, Massachusetts, 51 miles to the southwest.  Logistically, overnighting in Scituate Harbor positions Cutter Loose to … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 17th

With light winds and sunny skies, today is an ideal day to travel.  But first, the luxury of a slip demands that we give Cutter Loose a bath…a decision that we would later regret. The short option for today is … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 16th

It was a rolly, windy, noisy night aboard Cutter Loose in Camden Harbor.  Northeasterly winds, rain and fog remain in the area at daybreak.  A small craft advisory has been issued and remains in effect for Penobscot Bay.  The weather gods of Maine … Continue reading

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Monday, August 15th – lay day in Camden

Today is a day for staying put in Camden.  A Canadian cold front is approaching from the Northwest.  Showers and thunderstorms are moving through the mid coast of Maine ahead of this front.  A low pressure center over Newport and another … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 14th

Sunday morning in Camden finds us at the First Congregational Church on Elm Street.  Today’s service acknowledges the contribution of Tom Mueller, the church’s 27 year old Minister of Music.  Tom is leaving Camden to pursue a doctoral degree in … Continue reading

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Saturday, August 13th

The anchor is up at 8 AM.  The sky is clear.  Cutter Loose is en route to Camden, 26 miles to the west.   We resume our passage through Deer Island Thorofare to East Penobscot Bay.  The shortest route to Camden from … Continue reading

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Friday, August 12th

This morning we bid a fond farewell to Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park.  Regrettably, we have completed our easting on this journey.  We have heard fascinating accounts from fellow sailors that have recently returned from points east, including … Continue reading

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