Monthly Archives: June 2014

New York City from the Water…Our East River Transit!

  Watch the video of our transit from City Island, through Hell Gate, past Rikers Island and the United Nations, under the Brooklyn Bridge, and finally, up the Hudson River to the 79th Street Boat Basin. Click here to watch!

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East River Transit Planning Video

Want to know how we planned for our East River transit?  What route we will take?  What bridges and islands we will see?  What tides and currents we need to consider?  Then check out our newest video blog post here.

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Detoured! Pesky Fog and other Shenanigans!

We veered off-course, on route to Port Washington, due to some pretty nasty fog, and ended up ducking into a little anchorage called Mosquito Bay off Glen Cove.

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Our Plans…Sitting Off Sandy Hook

Margaret and I plan to blog about the last few days. We spent a day at City Island, transited the East River and Hudson, stayed at the 79th Street Boat Basin, and hung out all over NYC. But I just … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Crabs, Sagamore Hill, and Speedos!

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Long Island Sound Architecture Tour

This is a photo post with images of homes along the north shore of Long Island, from Oyster Bay to City Island.  If you are into architecture, this will be pretty interesting, if you are not, and want to see … Continue reading

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The Good and the Bad of the First Month on Bear

I know that I have been silent on the blog since arriving in Connecticut nearly four weeks ago. In many ways, these four weeks have seemed like a lifetime. I have learned so much in that short time, done countless … Continue reading

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Passage to Oyster Bay, NY

The morning began with a bit of work, Jeff hunkered down below, grading papers, while I went out and scrubbed the waterline, which was getting pretty slimy.

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Sailing with Selective Focus (photo geek post)

We intented to leave Port Jefferson first thing, but when we turned on the engine, we smelled the faint odor of burning plastic. We checked the windlass solenoid, the batteries, the water pumps, and sniffed in the lazarette enough to … Continue reading

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Putting up the main

Check out this video of Jeff putting up the main while we sail from Port Jefferson Harbor to Price Bend in Northport Bay!

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