Sunday, November 14, 2010

Next stop - New York

NewtownHere's the Wanderbird, neatly tucked in alongside a fishing wharf in Newport, Rhode Island.

We got in fairly late last night, but not so late as to miss last orders at the Black Pearl, just a few hundred yards from where we were tied up.

This mornings departure was somewhat tinged with sadness as we said goodbye to new friends Steve and Dianna and the larger than life couple that are Bruce and Sheila from 7-C's Charters.

Such is the nature of boating it seems, always saying farewell to friends new and old.

Right now, as I post this, we are just entering Long Island Sound.

If all goes according to plan, we should be hitting the approach to New York sometime around dawn.

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:01 PM

    Nice progress...-6c here this morning...the little ponds & puddles are frozen over..seeing the Wanderbird always awakes a longing in me for my homeland.Great pictures,one of the crew would be nice.Tony in St.Anthony.

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  2. Sounds like your having a wonderful and well needed holiday. Nice to hear your on the other side of the pond. Maybe you'll come up this way some day?

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  3. you looked good--but dark--when you came through hell gate this morning.

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  4. Thanks for contributing to a great time. It was a pleasure getting to know you. Perhaps we'll get to see your boat when we cross the pond.

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  5. A great trip like that must inspire you Tim with Lady Jane

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  6. Hi Tony

    Crew related post on it's way shortly.

    I have quite a few catch up posts to do!

    Regards

    Tim

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  7. Hi Rhianna

    May well do - there is no telling what may happen.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  8. Hi Will

    It was great to meet you, an appropriate post will follow shortly...

    Cheers

    Tim

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  9. Hi Stephen

    Likewise mate!

    You are welcome to come visit LJ anytime.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  10. Hi Andrew

    Yes it does - next project is likely to be the steering gear and autopilot, after fully appreciating just how key this is to the boat.

    Regards

    Tim

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