Damariscotta (pronounced DAM-ruskotta) sits at the upper reaches of the river by the same name. Twelve nautical miles under engine power, dodging lobstah pots all the way, and we took a mooring ball arranged by my long lost Colby roomie, … Continue reading →
Cousins are wonderful. Last Thursday, I received this email from my cousin, Matthew Dallett: “Hi Jack: Glad to know that you’re doing well. While you’re in Casco Bay, take a look at Clapboard Island, on the western side of the … Continue reading →
Our time at Lake Winnipesaukee ended too soon, and we returned to Windleblo where she waited safe on a Cohasset town mooring. Over the Fourth of July weekend I relived my boyhood summers playing around Cohasset – shooting the rips at … Continue reading →
Winds were calm and seas smooth as we rounded Minot’s Ledge and entered Cohasset harbor. Under a bright, warm sky, the harbor master approached us in her skiff and led us to a town mooring. These are the waters where I … Continue reading →
It can be funny, the things you notice. If there is a theme to this season’s cruise, it would be islands. The goal is to sail Windleblo to as many quirky, remote islands along the New England coast as sensible. Cuttyhunk … Continue reading →
Yachts, mansions, and beautiful rocky coastline. That in a nutshell describes Newport, Rhode Island. Crossing from The Block on Saturday, June 13th, with Brother Bill, we entered Narragansett Bay and left Windleblo on Bill’s mooring ball off Plum Beach. The next couple days … Continue reading →
Rhode Islanders have a name for it. “The Block.” An island of less than 10 square miles, it lies less than 15 nautical miles off Rhode Island’s south coast and an equal distance from Long Island’s eastern tip. We approached … Continue reading →
I am listening to the WEEI radio network as the Red Sox are leading the Oakland Athletics four to one in the seventh inning at Fenway. Joe Castiglione is delivering the play by play. It’s déjà vu all over again. … Continue reading →
My son John, his girlfriend Nikki, and I met near Annapolis May 8th to prep the boat. One long weekend of hard work later, Windleblo was launched and ready for the 2015 season. We sailed her 250 nautical miles in … Continue reading →
Leg 1: Chesapeake Bay to New York City; May 10 – 31 (250 nm)
May 7 Air travel Denver to Washington, D.C.
May 8 – 15 Spring commissioning, Herrington Harbour North, Deale, MD
May 15 – 16 Provisioning stop, Annapolis, MD.
May 17 – 20 Delivery passage, Annapolis to New York City.
May 21 – 27 New York City
Leg 2: Long Island Sound; May 28 – June 8 (100 nm)
May 28 – Jun 1 Western Sound
Jun 2 – 8 Eastern Forks
Leg 3: Rhode Island; June 9 – 25 (50 nm)
Jun 11 – 15 Block Island
Jun 16 – 25 Narragansett Bay
BREAK: June 26 – 30; Land Excursion to Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, for Jack & Jocelyn’s 30th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
Leg 4: Massachusetts & New Hampshire; Jul 1 – 15 (150 nm)
Jul 1 – 4 Transit Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Canal
Jul 5 – 12 Coastal cruising, Massachusetts Bay
Jul 13 – 15 Passage to Portland, ME
Leg 5: Gulf of Maine; Jul 16 – Aug 21 (300 nm)
Jul 16 – 23 Coastal cruising southern Maine, Portland to Casco Bay.
Jul 24 – 31 Explore Penobscot Bay.
Aug 1 – 21 Cruise Down East, Mt. Desert Island to Grand Manan Island.
Leg 6: Voyage South; Aug 22 – 31 (300 nm)
Aug 22 – Sep 8 Return to southern Maine
Sep 9 – 11 Crossing from Portland to Provincetown, MA
Sep 12 – 15 Martha’s Vineyard
Leg 7: Narragansett Bay; Sep 16 – 28 (50 nm)
Sep 16 – 27 Sail to Allen Harbor, RI, and decommission Windleblo for winter storage.
Sep 28 Return to ColoradoContinue reading →