Cruising

Finally Back in Cruising Mode

Michelle and I are anchored off Punta Arena on the NW side of Vieques tonight. We’ve been working on the boat and/or moving her south since October and what was muscle memory has faded a bit and we found ourselves struggling with routine tasks! It feels good though, to be back on anchor and off…

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Let the Summer Cruise Begin!!

We’re headed north again this summer. Our ultimate goal is to cruise North West Newfoundland and Labrador. Michelle, you see, wants to get a picture of Roam with an iceberg in the background and what Michelle wants.. Actually, we’re both really excited to stretch a bit this year and visit a really remote cruising ground….

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Slow Ride South

  “Step on a Crack and you break your mother’s back.” That old children’s poem is stuck in my brain as we pick our way south through the lobster pots scattered across the waters of Maine. They carpet the surface, in waters from just a few feet off the shoreline to over 300 feet deep…

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Goodbye Nova Scotia…Hello Maine!

We left Lunenburg, NS unexpectedly last week and headed directly for Southwest Harbor, Maine. What I mean is, we had planned on leaving on Friday (August 25), but the weather forecast for the 32 hour passage changed and when we woke up on Thursday morning, we realized that the best day to leave was Thursday…

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Around Halifax…

We have been in Halifax for the past few days, getting Roam ready to start the migration south to Florida. We’re staying in a slip at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, the oldest continuously operating yacht club in North America (1837). RNSYS is a very active and youthful club. Every day, there are dozens…