Tag Archives: Sailing

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Day 9 Fri 7/31 Jam in Rockport ME

Our only contact in central Maine was a luthier, Nicholas Apollonio, who had built an instrument for my friend and my former student Bob Peterson. We sailed into Rockland, docking on a slip graciously loaned to us by fellow musician Gordon Bok, just outside the Steam Power & Sail Museum. Nicholas met us at the […]

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Day 8 Thu 7/30 Pleasant Island

We met some sailors the previous evening who told us we could use the Port Clyde ferry mooring for the night, but were politely chased off the following morning as the ferry made her entrance. So, we sailed towards mussel ridge, and ended up dropping anchor at Pleasant Island, a beautiful rocky cove with only […]

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Day 7 Wed 7/29 Arrival and Fin Whales

Bryan and I took turns manning the helm for about 4 hour shifts through the night. Fortunately for the one at the helm, there was a moderate wind which meant we could use the jib & mainsail and string up the self-steering, an ingenious apparatus which adjusts for the wind and tiller, requiring only occasional […]

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Day 5 Mon 7/27 The Rescue Operation

We were sailing towards Provincetown, Cape Ann, when I spotted a small inflatable boat. When I checked with the binoculars, I noticed there was a motor on the boat, but someone was rowing against choppy waves. I told Bryan to sail in that direction, and saw that it was a lady. I threw her a […]

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Sailing home

We are on our way back after 3 weeks to go up the east coast in Bryan’s vintage 29 foot sailboat. The first day we caught dinner, which we cooked on the grill on the back of the boat at sunset. While sailing out of Moriches Inlet Bryan discovered the bronze piece holding the tiller […]