We sailed from Captain’s Cove Marina in Quincy Massachusetts to Olverson’s Lodge Creek Marina located along the Potomac River in Virginia. We sailed aboard a 1975 Irwin 30 Competition Sailboat for 680 nautical miles over 25 days. We encountered equipment failure and bad weather along our journey but the little Argo plugged along and made […]
It is day 11 of our adventure and what an adventure it has been so far. Yesterday we pulled into Moriches Bay to anchor and rest up from our 19 hour run from Judith Point. We dropped anchor in the bay at 5:00pm and Steve got into the dinghy to get supplies from the local […]
When we pulled into the marina, the docks were full of dead crabs. It appears that the crabs are not coming to the docks to commit suicide, but they are being brought to the docks by seagulls who have them for lunch.
When we cleared the canal we turned off our engine and use sail power. She sails like a dream, smooth and fast. However at about 2:30 pm while executing a starboard tack our boom snapped off the mast.
Yesterday took a bit longer than expected but we were able to make Cape Cod Canal last night just before the slack ebb began. We opted to tie up in Sandwich Marina for the night and set out this morning
It is the last night in Boston before we sail. I lugged 12 gallons of gas to the boat to top her off because the marina gas pumps have not opened for the season. That was a workout.
Winter in Phoenix was nice but it is time to get back to work. We have a new sailboat this year and we are making small changes to our schedule and route but the plan remains the same.
Born on August 13, 1917 in Bluffton, Ohio, Starr Gideon Kempf grew up to become an author, sculptor, architect, and artist! He is best known for his graceful steel wind kinetic sculptures.
We took our ASA 101 certification test this weekend. It is well worth the time and money for these classes as they teach the basics of sailing. Although much of what we learned during the classes I already knew it did give me valuable information that without the classes I would have to learned the […]
Violette wanted to go on a treasure hunt today so I downloaded the Geocache App to my cell phone and off we went.