Archive for the ‘Adventures’ Category

Cuttyhunk

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

  I took the day off from work Friday to go sailing and secure the boat for the arrival of “Hurricane” Danny. I went sailing with Scott Keck, who’s pictured above with the island of Cuttyhunk off in the distance. We had an easterly wind all day which made it perfect for sailing south to Cuttyhunk. (more…)

Sailing over to Onset

Monday, August 17th, 2009

wickets 

We spent last weekend in Onset. Sailing over in a moderate southwest breeze on Saturday morning with patchy fog. By the term patchy I mean being hit with varying degrees of fog density / variable visibility. We’d be in light fog with 1/2 mile visibility followed by denser fog with 150 yard visibility and so on back and forth. Luckily by the time we reached the entrance to the Cape Cod canal we had enough visibility to see a couple of bouys ahead of us. Enough to get us through the canal safely. I was nervous during the approach. I did not want to enter the canal if we had dense fog. I could plot a course easy enough. My worry was shipping, especially barges coming out of the fog and heading for us. Luckily, as I mentioned, the fog lightened up enough for us to make the trip and no big ships passed us by.

Overall, it took 2 and a half hours to sail from Mattapoisett to Onset. The picture above is Wicket’s Island that we anchored behind. (more…)

My 100th blog entry !!!!!

Monday, July 13th, 2009

I might as well write about my sail over to Martha’s Vineyard this past weekend to celebrate my 100th entry to my Sailing Buzzards Bay blog.

Janet was too busy to getaway last weekend so I invited my friend Rafi for the weekend. We left Mattapoisett Harbor, Saturday, June 11th, at 10:30 in the morning. It was cool July morning, clear skies, and brisk winds: 15-20 knots out of the SW. (more…)

Gone fishing ……

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Yesterday the fish were jumping!!!!!! A few minutes outside of Mattapoisett Harbor, Janet suggested I get the fishing rod out and see if we could catch anything. We ended up hooking about six fish (loosing most of them). But catching two baby stripers. (more…)

Springtime Daysails

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

    The sailing season is just getting going here in Mattapoisett. Janet and I have spent a couple of weekends on the boat so far. Sleeping overnight Saturdays and taking daysails the following Sunday. That may not sound like a lot or even that exciting. But, we’re really loving getting away and being on the water. Just being by the sea. Each weekend feels like a mini-vacation.  The picture above is of Mattapoisett Harbor on our sail back into port last sunday afternoon. (more…)

Sailing Buzzards Bay….. finally

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

 

We went for out first sail of the season yesterday, Monday Memorial Day. Janet’s friend Elaine came with us for the day. That’s Elaine at the helm in the picture above. (more…)

Around the Weepecket Islands

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

weepeckets

    Last weekend I went sailing on Buzzards Bay by myself. I just went for a sail with no particular destination. When I reached the middle of the bay I thought I’d sail over to the entrance to Woods Hole. Three quarters of the way across the Bay it occured to me that I’ve never explored the Weepecket Islands. So, I set my course and decided to circumnavigate the small island group. The picture above was on my original approach.

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Sailing weekend with Rafi and Richard

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

rafi & rich

This past weekend, my friends Rafi S. and Richard R and I went sailing. In the picture Rafi is on the left (sailing the boat). Richard is on the right.

Janet planned to be away at a work seminar so Rafi and I made plans to sail to the Vineyard for the weekend. I told Rich about our plans and he was interested in joining our little adventure. (more…)

The First Sail of the Season

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

 dock

This past Sunday, Memorial Day Weekend was our first sail of the season. It was a picture perfect spring day in the high sixties, with no clouds in the sky other than a few puffy whites off in the distance.

The picture above shows Janet acting as our model showcasing Galatea at the dock. Before heading out Janet and I went to the dock at Mattapoisett Boat Yard to get some diesel fuel and fill up the water tanks. (more…)

Sea Shell Island

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

see shell island

Sea Shell Island is the name I gave to the small spit of sand connected to Pine Island in Mattapoisett Harbor. In the picture from Google you can see it located in the center between Cresent Beach and the main section of Pine Island. (more…)