Archive for July, 2008

On Vacation ……….

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

cresent beach 

 Today is Saturday, July something or other. Janet and I are on vacation in Mattapoisett. We just finished the first week of our two week vacation. The fact that I have no idea what the date is shows I’m having a great, relaxing vacation.

We’re staying at the cottage and going to the beach every day, sailing every other day, and barbequeing every night. What a life, the three B’s: beach, boating, & BBQing. What vacations are all about. Oh yeah, how could I forget about the 4th B  (which I’ve been inbibing in quite a bit) : beer!!!!

This picture above is Cresent Beach where we spent our days.

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Weekends in Mattapoisett

Friday, July 4th, 2008

dusk

   The week after my Vineyard sailing trip, Janet and I spent the weekend living on the boat and hanging out in Mattapoisett. The picture above is of the Harbor at sunset. (more…)

Ship’s log 6/15

Friday, July 4th, 2008

The following is the ships log for Galatea on June 15th. It comprises the information I entered into the log, as well as, comments I had written afterwards.

 8:15 – Ships crew awake. Crew members: Rafi Safarian and myself. Plan for the day is to sail home to Mattapoisett, straight across Vineyard Sound to Woods Hole, and across Buzzards Bay. We plan on leaving between 9:30 and 10:30 for the best tides across the shoals and currents through Woods Hole. Weather: light rain and overcast. SE winds 10 knots. Forecast from NWS: showers and scattered thunderstorms. East winds 10 knots, shifting to the NE and picking up to 15 knots in the afternoon. (more…)

Ships Log 6/14

Friday, July 4th, 2008

 The following is the ships log for Galatea on June 14th. It comprises the information I entered into the log, as well as, comments I had written afterwards.

Saturday June 14, 2008

 6:40 – Ships crew awake. Crew members: Richard Rooney and Rafi Safarian. Plan for the day is to sail down Buzzards Bay, around Cuttyhunk, and up Vineyard sound. Destination is Lake Tashmoo.

Weather conditions: Sunny, no clouds, very light winds fron the north. Mattapoisett Harbor is mirror calm. Forcast from NWS: High temp’s in the mid 70’s, west winds 5-10 knots, becoming SE in the afternoon. (more…)