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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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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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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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Rain in the morning, cheese at night!

Thursday was our last day in Port Jefferson Harbor, as we anchorage hop our way West toward NYC.  We woke to a drenching rain that lasted until the afternoon and used this time to make a good breakfast, grade papers, … Continue reading

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All Work and Some Play

It has been a busy few days here on Bear.  We had some mechanical issues that needed to be addresses and a lot of work to do ashore at the library, where we are able to get free wifi.   … Continue reading

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