Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tuesday, October 30th

Intermittent rain and gusty winds from the southwest dominate the weather in Hampton today.  The effects of Sandy are still being felt, but clearly the major impacts of this storm here in Hampton are history.  In 2011 we were in … Continue reading

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Monday, October 29th

  Heavy wind-driven rain continues to be the primary feature of Hampton’s weather today.  As predicted, Sandy has moved to the north of us and is now beginning her final approach to landfall on the coast of New Jersey.  The … Continue reading

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Sunday, October 28th

Non-stop rain continues overnight and throughout the day in Hampton as Sandy continues her movement north along the coast.  The City of Hampton has declared a state of emergency, which means that non-essential travel is prohibited.  Everything is closed until … Continue reading

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Saturday, October 27th

The day begins with an early morning check of the weather forecast.  There are so many variables and alternative sources of information relative to the track and forecasted intensity of the storm that it is difficult to decide on an … Continue reading

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Friday, October 26th

This morning, we move Cutter Loose the short distance into the Hampton River en route to our slip at the City marina known as Hampton Public Piers.  Along the way, we pause to top off the fuel tank and fill … Continue reading

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Thursday, October 25th

Today begins with haze, light fog and a heavy layer of dew on the deck of Cutter Loose.  The anchor is up at 8 AM in Jackson Creek.  The wind today is out of the east at 8 to 12 … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 24th

The anchor is up at first light in Back Creek.  With 60 miles to travel today, an early start insures adequate daylight to reach our destination in Deltaville, VA.  As Cutter Loose makes her final approach to the Bay from … Continue reading

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Tuesday, October 23rd

Early morning at our home port of Osprey Point Marina dawns clear and sunny… a precursor to a gorgeous autumn day on the Chesapeake Bay.  Cutter Loose is underway from her slip at 7:30 AM, steaming south into light southerly … Continue reading

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Prologue: Winter Cruise to the Caribbean

For wanderers, the seeds of the next adventure are often planted during a travel experience.  During our return to the Chesapeake Bay in the spring of 2012, discussion frequently focused on where we will position Cutter Loose during the winter … Continue reading

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2012 Winter Cruise Epilogue

Each year in October, boaters queue up at the Annapolis Boat Show to begin their journey south for the winter.  For over two decades, we have witnessed this migration of friends and fellow boaters with interest and wishful thinking.   This … Continue reading

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